The Badge of Honour may be awarded to civilian residents of Jamaica and to foreign nationals who are employed in Jamaica’s Diplomatic and Consular Missions overseas in the following three categories.
Gallantry – awarded to persons who have performed acts of gallantry or acts of heroism or who have shown great courage in circumstances of extreme danger;
Meritorious Service – awarded to persons who have rendered loyal and meritorious service beneficial to Jamaica;
Long and Faithful Service – awarded to persons who have rendered long and valuable service worthy of special recognition.
The Badge of Honour is made of silver and is circular in design bearing –
(a) on the obverse the Arms of Jamaica, the word “Jamaica”and Lignum Vitae leaves and flowers aroudn the border;
(b) on the reverse the words “For Gallantry”, “For Meritorious Service” or “For Long and Faithful Service” as the case by be, with the name of the recipient and the date of the award.