Order of Civil Merit
Order of Civil Merit
Awarded by  South Korea
TypeOrder of merit
StatusActive
GradesMugunghwa Medal
Moran Medal
Dongbaek Medal
Mongnyeon Medal
Seongnyu Medal
Precedence
Next (higher)Grand Order of Mugunghwa
Related
Korean name
Hangul
국민훈장
Hanja
國民勳章
Revised RomanizationGungmin Hunjang
McCune–ReischauerKungmin Hunjang

The Order of Civil Merit (Korean국민훈장) is one of South Korea's orders of merit. It is awarded by the President of South Korea for "outstanding meritorious services in the area of politics, economy, society, education, art or science in the interest of improving citizens' welfare and promoting national development."[1]

Grades

The Order of Civil Merit is divided into five grades.[2]

Grade Name Ribbon
1st Mugunghwa Medal (무궁화장)
2nd Moran Medal (모란장)
3rd Dongbaek Medal (동백장)
4th Mongnyeon Medal (목련장)
5th Seongnyu Medal (석류장)

Notable recipients

References

  1. ^ "Awards and Decorations Act". Act No. 11690 of March 23, 2013. Korea Legislation Research Institute (in English and Korean). Retrieved February 14, 2018.
  2. ^ 훈장과 포장 [Orders and Medals]. Decorations of the Republic of Korea (in Korean). Ministry of Interior and Safety. 2015. Retrieved 2018-02-14.