Order of Saint Maurice
Order of Saint Maurice is awarded by the National Infantry Association and the certificate is signed by the Chief of Infantry of the United States Army. It is named after Saint Maurice, the leader of the Roman Theban Legion in the 3rd century.
The five levels of the Order of Saint Maurice are:
- Primicerius - the highest level, for those who have made a significant contribution to the infantry. The most significant awardees receive the Doughboy Award. Must be or have been Infantry Branch
- Centurion - for middle level, brigade and battalion officers and NCOs and special nominees who have made an outstanding contribution to the infantry. Must be or have been Infantry Branch
- Legionnaire - for outstanding or conspicuous contribution to the Infantry. Non-infantry branch personnel are eligible
- Peregrinus - for foreign military personnel who have served in or supported the U.S. Army infantry
- Civis - for civilian who have made significant or outstanding contributions to the infantry
- Matthew Ridgway
- Colin Powell - former General and [[Secretary of State of the United States]
- Edward C. Meyer - former U.S. Army Chief of Staff
- Basil L. Plumley - retired Command Sergeant Major
- H. Ross Perot - awarded for sponsoring Operation Eagle Claw
- Hal Moore- retired Lt. General
- ^ http://www.infantryassn.com/pages/awards.html Retrieved 03JUN2011.
- ^ http://www.r3ssg.com/2011/03/order-of-saint-maurice-award/ Retrieved 03JUN2011.
- ^ http://www.infantryassn.com/pages/awards.html "THE ORDER OF SAINT MAURICE has five levels. A nominee for the Order of Saint Maurice must have served the Infantry community with distinction; must have demonstrated a significant contribution in support of the Infantry; and must represent the highest standards of integrity, moral character, professional competence, and dedication to duty. The same medallion is used for each level, with an attachment that identifies the level." Retrieved 03JUN2011.
- ^ http://www.fredmarshalljr.com/order-of-st-maurice/ "The Order of Saint Maurice and the Shield of Sparta are awarded by the National Infantry Association and the U.S. Army’s Chief of Infantry (Commanding General of Fort Benning). Saint Maurice was Primicerius of the Theban Legion. In 287 AD it marched in service of the Roman Empire fighting against the revolt in the Berguadae Gauls. His men were composed entirely of Christians recruited from upper Egypt, near the Valley of the Kings. The Legion marched to the Mediterranean Sea, was transported across, and traveled across Italy to an area in Switzerland. Serving under Augustus Maximian Hercules, Maurice was ordered to have his legionnaires offer pagan sacrifices before battle near the Rhone at Martigny. The Theban Legion refused to participate, and also refused to kill innocent civilians in the conduct of their duty, and withdrew to the town of Agaunum. Enraged, Maximian ordered every tenth man killed, yet they still refused. A second time the General ordered Maurice’s men to participate and again they refused. Maurice declared his earnest desire to obey every order lawful in the eyes of God. “We have seen our comrades killed,” came the reply. “Rather than sorrow, we rejoice at the honor done to them.” At this Maximian ordered the butchery of the Thebans and the martyrdom of Saint Maurice. September 22 is the traditional feast day." Retrieved 03JUN2011.
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus — Insignia of a Commander of SS. Maurice and Lazarus Awarded by … Wikipedia
Order of Saint Barbara — is a military honor society of the US for both the US Army and the US Marine Corps Artillery, including field artillery and Air Defense Artillery. The award is named for Saint Barbara, the patron saint of artillerymen. Saint Barbara day falls on… … Wikipedia
Saint Maurice — This article is about Roman Legion leader. For other uses, see Saint Maurice (disambiguation). Saint Maurice and companions Statue of St. Maurice Martyrs Born … Wikipedia
Order of Saint Lazarus — This article concerns the order of knighthood named after Saint Lazarus. For other uses of the name Lazarus, see Lazarus (name). Cross of the Order of Saint Lazarus The Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem is an order of… … Wikipedia
Order of Saint Michael of the Wing — This article is about the Portuguese order of knighthood. For the article about the French order of knighthood, see Order of Saint Michael. The Pontifical, Royal and Distinguished Order of Saint Michael of the Wing (Portuguese: Pontificia, Real e … Wikipedia
Faucher de Saint-Maurice — Born Narcisse Henri Édouard Faucher April 18, 1844(1844 04 18) Quebec City, Canada East Died April 1, 1897 … Wikipedia
Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George — Badge and star of the Constantinian Order of Saint George For other uses, see Order of St. George (disambiguation). The Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George is a Roman Catholic order of chivalry. It was fictively established by… … Wikipedia
Saint George Award — The Saint George Award, formally the Order of Saint George Bronze Medallion , is the top award given to members of the Army s mounted force by the United States Armor Association of the United States Army.History of the Saint George AwardIn 1986… … Wikipedia
Maurice Lebel — Born December 24, 1909(1909 12 24) Saint Lin, Quebec Died April 24, 2006(2006 04 24) (aged 96) Alma mater Université de Montréal Univer … Wikipedia
Maurice Noël Léon Couve de Murville — Archbishop of Birmingham Church Catholic Church See Birmingham In Office 25 March 1982 12 June 1999 Predecessor … Wikipedia