Merited Military Navigator of the USSR

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Merited Military Navigator of the USSR
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"Merited Military Navigator of the USSR"
Awarded by Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
TypeHonorary title
EligibilityCitizens of the Soviet Union
Awarded forExcellence in military aviation airmanship
StatusActive
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EstablishedJanuary 26, 1965
Related Merited Military Pilot of the USSR

The Honorary Title "Merited Military Navigator of the USSR" (Russian : Заслуженный военный штурман СССР) was a state military award of the Soviet Union established on January 26, 1965 by Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet № 3230-VI [1] to recognise and reward excellence in military aviation. It was abolished on August 22, 1988 by Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet № 9441-XI. [2]

A title of honor or honorary title is a title bestowed upon individuals or organizations as an award in recognition of their merits.

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Award Statute

The honorary title "Merited Military Navigator of the USSR" was awarded to members of military flying units, military agencies, military schools, military organizations and other military or federal authorities, having qualified military navigators 1st class or military navigator-instructors 1st class, for outstanding achievements in the development of aviation technology, high performance in education and training of flight personnel and long-term trouble-free flight operations in military aviation. [1]

The Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR was the main conferring authority of the award based on recommendations from the Ministry of Defence of the USSR. [1]

Presidium of the Supreme Soviet Soviet governmental institution

The Presidium of the Supreme Soviet was a Soviet governmental institution – a permanent body of the Supreme Soviets (parliaments). This body was of the all-Union level, as well as in all Soviet republics and autonomous republics. Structure and functions of the presidiums in these republics were virtually identical. The presidiums were elected by the Supreme Soviet to act on its behalf while the Supreme Soviet was not in session. By the 1936 and 1977 Soviet Constitution the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet served as the collective head of state of the USSR.

The chest badge "Merited Military Navigator of the USSR" was worn on the right side of the chest and in the presence of other orders, placed over them. [1] If worn with honorary titles of the Russian Federation, the latter have precedence. [3]

Award Description

The "Merited Military Navigator of the USSR" chest badge was a 27mm wide by 23mm high silver and nickel polygon with raised edges. At the top of the obverse, the relief inscription in three lines covered to the left "MERITED MILITARY NAVIGATOR" (Russian : ЗАСЛУЖЕННЫЙ ВОЕННЫЙ ШТУРМАН), in the center, the gilt tombac image of a jet plane climbing diagonally towards the right its nose and tail slightly protruding over the edges, at the bottom, the relief inscription "USSR" (Russian : СССР) superimposed over a laurel branch. [1]

The badge was secured to a standard Soviet square mount by a silver-plated ring through the suspension loop. The mount was covered by a silk moiré red ribbon. [1]

Notable Recipients (partial list)

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 "Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR № 3230-VI of January 26, 1965" (in Russian). Legal Library of the USSR. 1965-01-26. Retrieved 2012-02-21.
  2. "Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR № 9441-XI of August 22, 1988" (in Russian). Legal Library of the USSR. 1988-08-22. Retrieved 2012-02-22.
  3. "Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of September 7, 2010 No 1099" (in Russian). Russian Gazette. 2010-09-07. Retrieved 2012-02-21.