Medal of Merit (East Timor)



The Medal of Merit ( pt, Medalha de Mérito) is a
state decoration A state decoration is an object, such as a medal or the insignia of an order, that is awarded by a sovereign state to honor the recipient. The term includes: *Civil awards and decorations * Military awards and decorations See also * State ord ...
of East Timor. Established in 2009, it may be awarded to East Timorese and foreign civilian and military personnel.

Criteria and award procedure

The Medal of Merit recognizes civilians and military personnel, both East Timorese and foreign citizens, who have made significant contributions to national peace and stability. The process for awarding the medal begins with a nomination from civil and
military forces A military, also known collectively as armed forces, is a heavily armed, highly organized force primarily intended for warfare. It is typically authorized and maintained by a sovereign state, with its members identifiable by their distinc ...
, by the departments of the Public Administration, and by civil society in general, which are sent to the Office of the President of East Timor. The President selects the recipients of the medal, as supported by the Medal of Merit Committee. The President may bestow, on an exceptional basis, this decoration without following the standard award procedures.

Notable recipients

Michael Slater Michael Jonathon Slater (born 21 February 1970) is an Australian former professional cricketer and former television presenter. He played in 74 Test matches and 42 One Day Internationals for the Australia national cricket team. Early life S ...
* Bambang Hendarso Danuri * Tito Karnavian *
Andika Perkasa General Muhammad Andika Perkasa (born Fransiskus Xaverius Emanuel Andika Perkasa; 21 December 1964) is an Indonesian general who previously served as the 21st Commander of the Indonesian National Armed Forces (). He was appointed by President of I ...
* A.M. Hendropriyono * Viktor Laiskodat

See also

* Orders, decorations, and medals of Timor-Leste


{{reflist Orders, decorations, and medals of East Timor Awards established in 2009 2009 establishments in East Timor