The decorations are awarded after 25 and 40 years of service.
The decoration is awarded for service to the state or to the Arab cause.
The last three decorations have not been awarded since the Indian independence in 1947.
The post-1940 decoration could also be awarded to units that were cited.
During his lifetime, he was awarded several orders and decorations.
Astronauts may be awarded the decoration after two to three space flights.
"The decoration has never before been awarded to a groundling."
No superior officer witnessed this act so a decoration could not be awarded.
By that time over 2,000 decorations had been awarded.
The Order was the first national decoration awarded by the Japanese government.