Order of the Military Cross

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Order of the Military Cross
Order Krzyza Wojskowego Krzyz Wielki.png
Grand Cross (obverse & reverse)
Awarded by the President of Poland
Country Poland
TypeThree classes
EligibilityMilitary and civilian
Awarded forDistinguished service in the field of counter-terrorism or military action during times of peace
StatusCurrently awarded
EstablishedOctober 18, 2006
Next (higher)Order of Polonia Restituta
Next (lower)Order of the Cross of Independence
RelatedMilitary Cross
Military Cross of Merit
Wound Decoration

The Order of the Military Cross (Polish: Order Krzyża Wojskowego) is a Polish order established on October 18, 2006. It is awarded for "distinguished service, sacrifice, and courage in actions against terrorism in the country or during foreign deployments of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Poland in times of peace."

The star of the Order of the Military Cross


The Order has three classes:

  1. stripe Grand Cross (Krzyż Wielki)
  2. stripe Commander's Cross (Krzyż Komandorski)
  3. stripe Knight's Cross (Krzyż Kawalerski)

Notable recipients[edit]

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