Officer of the Order of Military Merit
The badge of the order is a blue-enamelled, straight-end cross pattee (four arms, narrow at the centre and expanding towards the ends). The badge is edged in gold, and bears a gold maple leaf in its center, on a white background, surrounded by an annulus enamelled red which bears the inscription "MERIT-MERITE-CANADA" in gold, the annulus being surmounted by the Royal Crown enamelled in full colours.
There is no bar to this Order but one can be promoted within the Order.
The reverse is plain with the exception of an inventory number.
A small ring on the top arm through which another small ring attaches to the ring at the bottom of a gold laurelled bar (3 rings in all).
The ribbon is blue, 38 mm wide, with gold edges (4.8 mm).
The lapel badge, a blue cross with a gold maple leaf centre, is worn on the undress ribbon.
Elevations within the order are indicated by the wearing of the lapel badge of the current and previous levels on the undress ribbon.
Each badge is numbered on the reverse but not named.
Officers may use the post-nominal letters "OMM".
Order was established 1 August 1972.
As of 1 June 2012, there have been 1,101 appointments at the Officer level of the Order since its institution.
There have been 53 Signals and C&E Branch recipients of the OMM. Please see Officer of the Order of Military Merit - Signals Recipients for a listing of the individuals.