Medal of Military Valour (MMV)



Military Valour Decorations are national honours awarded to recognize acts of valour, self-sacrifice or devotion to duty in the presence of the enemy.

Military nominations shall be processed through the chain of command in accordance with A-AD-200-000/AG-000 - Honours, Flags and Heritage Structure of the Canadian Forces.

Eligibility and Criteria

A person is eligible to be awarded a Military Valour Decoration if that person, on or after January 1, 1993 is:

The Medal of Military Valour shall be awarded for an act of valour or devotion to duty in the presence of the enemy.


A circular gold medal:

The Medal is suspended by means of a gold straight suspension bar embellished with a fleur-de-lis motif.

The ribbon is 32 mm in width, is crimson and has three vertical white stripes 3mm in width. Note that the crimson colour is similar to that of the Victoria Cross ribbon.

The bar is a plain gold bar with a maple leaf in the centre.



Each subsequent award of the Medal shall be indicated by the wearing of a bar.


The Star shall be worn in sequence, as prescribed in the Canadian Orders, Decorations and Medals Directive, 1998, and in the following manner:


A recipient is entitled to use the letters "MMV".

Historical Notes

As of 1 June 2012, 83 awards had been made.

The recipients details are engraved on the rim of the Medal.

The insignia was designed by Bruce Beatty.

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