The Medal of Honour for Gallantry may be awarded to officers and other members of the uniformed services who have performed acts of gallantry or acts of heroism or have shown great courage in circumstances of extreme danger.
The Medal of Honour for Meritorious Service may be awarded to officers and other members of the uniformed services who have performed distinguished service or have displayed distinguished conduct or bravery.
The circular Medal of Honour has a diameter of 3.5 centimetres, bearing –
(a) on the obverse the Coat of Arms and the word “Jamaica”
(b) on the reverse the badge of the relevant uniformed service with the words “For Gallantry” or “For Meritorious Service” as the case may be.
The Medal of Honour for Gallantry is of silver gilt. The medal of Honour for Meritorious Service is of silver gilt for officers and silver for other ranks or members of the relevant service.