Honourable Order of Oman, Military Division, II Class Grand Officer
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The Order of Oman (Wisam Al-Oman) was instituted following Sultan Qaboo's accession to the throne on July 23, 1970. The Order was originally conferred in 5 Classes to both civil and military personnel, however, the Order was amended in 1982 and the Honourable Order of Oman (Wisam Al-Sharif Al-Oman) was added as a Special Class.
The II Class Grand Officer is conferred as the third highest Class of the Order, following the Special Class and I Class Grand Cordon. The Grand Officer is worn from a sash and with a Breast Star.
There are 2 versions of the Grand Officer which vary by design according to service recognized. Grand Officers awarded in recognition of civil service feature a design of a crescent moon while Grand Officers awarded for military service feature a design of the Oman emblem on the obverse. The Grand Officer may also vary by enamel design; with Badges awarded to civilians featuring white enamel and Badges awarded to military personnel featuring red enamel. Additional research is necessary to confirm enamel distinguishments present on the Grand Officer Badges.
There may be additional versions which differ by composition.
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