Order of Ivorian Merit, Commander
The Order of Ivorian Merit is conferred upon Ivorians in recognition of at least 10 years of meritorious service in the military or private sector, or as a civil servant. The Grand Master is the President of the Republic.
All members are received into the Order as Knights. Promotion to Officer may be made after 5 years, promotion to Commander may be made after 4 years, promotion to Grand Officer may be made after 3 years, and promotion to Grand Cross may be made after 3 years.
The Commander is identical to the Grand Officer, however only the Grand Officer is worn with a Breast Star. The obverse inscription translates to "Ivorian Merit," and the reverse inscription translates to "Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, Unity, Discipline, Labour."
Obv: MERITE IVOIRIEN Rev: REPUBLIQUE DE COTE D'IVOIRE UNION DISCIPLINE TRAVAIL
Silver quality of 950 is associated with awards made by Chobillon, and 800 silver quality is associated with awards made by Arthus-Bertra...
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