Military Merit Star, Type I I Class Star (for Officers)
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The Military Merit Star (Estrella al Mérito Militar) was instituted by the Mexican government in 1902 to reward military personnel in recognition of distinguished and extraordinary services rendered during the performance of their duties.
The Star for Technical Military Merit was established at the same year, while the Star for Navy Merit was authorized in 1911.
The Star was replaced by the Medal of Military Merit in 1929.
The Star is classified into Types. Type I includes the awards granted to the Mexican Army; Type II includes the awards for Technical Military Merit; and, Type III consists of the Navy Merit awards.
It was the most important single military award during its lifespan.
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