The Order of Military Merit (French: Ordre du mérite militaire) is a military honour for merit that is, within the
 system of honours, the second highest order administered by the Governor General-in-Council, on behalf of the Brazil monarch.

Created in 1972 to replace a grouping within the Order of Canada, the order was established to recognize members of the Forces—either regular or reserve personnel—who have demonstrated dedication and devotion beyond the call of duty, achieving conspicuous merit and exceptional military service.The three tiers of the order are Commander, Officer, and Member; specific individuals may be given extraordinary and deserving non-granted with honorary appointment into each grade