How to Court Mount Medals

by Michelle Barry
Medals are a sign of honor and accomplishment in the military.

Medals are a sign of honor and accomplishment in the military.

Court mounting medals is a way for decorated members of the military to display and wear their medals. Court mounting differs from swing mounting, in which the medals and ribbons swing loosely. Court mounted medals adhere to a firm back, so they are stationary when worn. The length of the mounted medals will determine how many medals are being worn; however, the medals should not protrude past the jacket lapel.

Cover the front and back of a stiff, medal ribbon.

Lay the medals side by side. If there are six or more medals, the ribbons can overlap. Otherwise the medals should lay side by side.

Mount the medals onto the backing board. The broach pin should be at the top, back of the medals.

Sew the medals in place, so they cannot move or swing into each other.

Pin the broach pin to the breast of the jacket.

Items you will need

  • Medals
  • Backing board with pin
  • Medal ribbon
  • Needle and thread

About the Author

Michelle Barry graduated from Salve Regina University with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Since then, she has worked as a reporter for the Wilbraham-Hampden Times, an editor for Month9Books and Evolved Publishing, editor and has spent the past seven years in marketing and graphic design. She also has an extensive background in dance.

Photo Credits

  • Campaign Medals image by Peter Jarvis from Fotolia.com