Order of National Security Merit

The Order of National Security Merit (Hangul: 보국훈장) is one of South Korea's orders of merit. It is awarded by the President of South Korea for "outstanding meritorious services in the interest of national security."[1]

Order of National Security Merit
Awarded by  South Korea
TypeOrder of merit
Awarded forOutstanding meritorious services in the interest of national security.
Next (higher)Grand Order of Mugunghwa
Korean name
Revised RomanizationBogukunjang


The order is divided into five grades.[2]

Grade Name Ribbon
1stTongil Medal (통일장)
2ndGukseon Medal (국선장)
3rdCheonsu Medal (천수장)
4thSamil Medal (삼일장)
5thGwangbok Medal (광복장)

The Exemplary Public Official Medal is also awarded for exemplary public official with 6th Grade (Assistant Director level) or under.

See also


  1. "Awards and Decorations Act". Act No. 11690 of Error: the date or year parameters are either empty or in an invalid format, please use a valid year for year, and use DMY, MDY, MY, or Y date formats for date.(in English and Korean) Korea Legislation Research Institute. Retrieved 2018-02-16.
  2. "훈장과 포장" [Orders and Medals]. Decorations of the Republic of Korea (in Korean). Ministry of Interior and Safety. 2015. Retrieved 2018-02-16.

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