Order of Saint Maurice is awarded by the National Infantry Association and the certificate is signed by the Chief of Infantry of the United States Army. It is named after Saint Maurice, the leader of the Roman Theban Legion in the 3rd century.
The five levels of the Order of Saint Maurice are:
- Primicerius – The highest level, for those who have made a significant contribution to the Infantry. The most significant awardees receive the Doughboy Award. Must be or have been Infantry Branch.
- Centurion – For middle level, brigade and battalion officers and NCOs, and special nominees who have made an outstanding contribution to the Infantry. Must be or have been Infantry Branch.
- Legionnaire – For outstanding or conspicuous contribution to the Infantry. Non-infantry branch personnel are eligible.
- Peregrinus – For foreign military personnel who have served in or supported the U.S. Army Infantry.
- Civis – For civilian who have made significant or outstanding contributions to the Infantry.
The Shield of Sparta is an award for spouses who have contributed, in some way, to the Infantry.
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