Legion of MeritEdit
Awarded to Officers, WO's and non-commissioned member of Starfleet "who shall have distinguished themselves by exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services." The Legion of Merit may be awarded for combat or noncombat services. Justification of the award may accrue by virtue of exceptionally meritorious service in a succession of important positions. This is the highest Starfleet award for noncombat services.