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Kuwait

H.H. Prince Sabah IV Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
صباح الأحمد الجابر الصباح

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Grand Master of 

Order of National Defense - Established: 1962 by Shaikh 'Abdullah III
The Order of National Defence: founded to reward long and distinguished military service in the cause of national defence and independence. Awarded in three classes.  

   

 

Order of Military Distinction (Wisam al-Iftiqhar al-Askari) - Established: 1962 by Shaikh 'Abdullah III
Wisam al-Iftiqhar al-Askari (the Order of Military Distinction): founded to reward bravery and distinguished service in the Kuwait Defence Force and Kuwait Police Force. Awarded in three classes.   

 

Order of Kuwait (Wisam al-Kuwait) - Established: 16 July 1974 by Amir Sabah III
Wisam al-Kuwait (the Order of Kuwait): Reformed and modified 1991. Awarded in a superior class (Grand Cordon or Special Class) reserved for Princes and Heads of Government and five ordinary classes (1. First Class, 2.Second Class, 3. Third Class, 4. Fourth Class, and 5. Fifth Class). The insignia of the order were completely re-designed and the ribbon colours changed in 1992.  

 

Order of Mubarak the Great (Wisam al-Mubarak al-Kabir) - Established: 16 July 1974 by Amir Sabah III
Wisam al-Mubarak al-Kabir (the Order of Mubarak the Great):  Awarded in two classes (1. Qiladat al-Mubarak al-Kabir - Collar of Mubarak the Great, conferred on Heads of State only, and 2. Qashah al-Mubarak al-Kabir - Grand Cordon, conferred on Kuwaiti and foreign Heirs Apparent and senior Princes). The insignia of the order were completely re-designed and the ribbon colours altered in 1992.

 

Order of the Liberation (Wisam al-Tahrir) - Established: 1993 by Shaikh Jabir III
Wisam al-Tahrir (the Order of the Liberation): founded to recognise the services of Kuwaiti and allied personnel during the war for the liberation of Kuwait from the occupying Iraqi forces. Awarded in five classes.