Order of Military Virtue, Military Division, Grand Officer's Breast Star
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The Order of Military Virtue was established in 2000 and was based on the Medal of Military Virtue that was established by Alexander Ioan Cuza in 1860. It is conferred upon Romanian citizens and foreigners in recognition of military merit. It is awarded in two divisions, and it may also be awarded with crossed swords for wartime merit.
Membership in the Grand Officer grade is limited to 40 members in the Civil Division and 110 members in the Military Division in peacetime. There are no conferral limits during periods of war.
The Grand Officer Breast Star (Civil Division) features three stars in the medallion, the Grand Officer Breast Star (Military Division) features a wreath in the medallion, and the Grand Officer Breast Star (wartime) features a wreath in the medallion with crossed swords through the body of the star. All three versions feature an obverse inscription translates to “Military Virtue.”
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