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In the Stargate film, Jack seems to be wearing a different range of military awards and decorations than he does in the TV Series.

Based on the TV Show only, what awards and decorations does General Jack O'Neill hold?

Jack wearing a lot of military awards

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I would like to expand on Richard's answer, as there various Ribbon props used over the series. Various ribbons throughout the series Colonel Jack O'Neill service ribbons

Source

Better view:

cloth version of the above another cloth version

And also these hanging on his office wall (as Commander of SGC). Medals pinned to a wall

Source

This means that we have the following confirmed:

Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Air Force Distinguished Service Medal
Silver Star
Defense Superior Service Medal
Airman's Medal
Purple Heart
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal (with three bronze oak leaf clusters)
Air Medal (with two bronze oak leaf clusters)
Aerial Achievement Medal
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal (with two bronze oak leaf clusters)
Air Force Achievement Medal (with two bronze oak leaf clusters)
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (with three bronze oak leaf clusters and V Device)
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
Combat Readiness Medal (with one bronze oak leaf cluster)
National Defense Service Medal (with bronze service star)
Vietnam Service Medal
Southwest Asia Service Medal (with bronze service star)
Air Force Overseas Long Tour Service Ribbon
Air Force Longevity Service Award (with three bronze oak leaf clusters)
Air Force Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (with bronze service star)
Air Force Training Ribbon
Vietnam Campaign Medal
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)

However I cannot identify this one:
star-shaped medal with red ribbon

In addition this wiki claims that he also owns:

Air Force Cross Medal
Bronze Star Medal

But I am unsure of the evidence.

Last but not least, based on the above and his service he also ought to own:

Air Force Good Conduct Medal
Prisoner of War Medal
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)

  • You have my +1 for this. MIssing one though :-P – Valorum May 7 '16 at 11:39
  • That appears to be a Bronze Star; vspa.com/usaf-medals.htm – Valorum May 7 '16 at 11:53
  • @Richard: I am leaning that way too, but I still feel is 50/50 about it. The one displayed seems to be red-gold, while the bronze star is red-blue-white. It truly just may be an optical illusion, but I keep wondering if it is not an foreign medal. This particular prop and also the Purple heart prop were not listed for sale. – Martin Handrlica May 7 '16 at 12:03
  • It seems to be the colour-bleed from the red making it look gold. – Valorum May 7 '16 at 12:13
  • I agree, this is a bronze star with oak leaf cluster. – RBarryYoung May 7 '16 at 13:55
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User Seldini on Gateworld.Com identified the medals and stripes thusly;

Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Air Force Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal
Airman's Medal
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Medal
Aerial Achievement Medal
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Outstanding Unit Award
Combat Readiness Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Southwest Asia Service Medal
Air Force Overseas Long Tour
Longevity Service Award
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)

The silver badge at the top is the 'Master Parachutists' badge. The silver badge below is the US 'Command Space Operations' Badge

Jack O'Neill also has a Purple Heart (presumably multiples, given that he gets shot almost weekly) on the mantlepiece in his house.

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    Well that was quick and easy. – iMerchant May 7 '16 at 10:34

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