"Commander Dameron's inspired efforts in this operation reflect his incomparable devotion to the principles of the Resistance and freedom-loving individuals across the galaxy. In this regard, the Resistance recognizes Commander Dameron with the Rieekan Ribbon for Bravery in Battle."
―Ushos O. Statura[1]

The Rieekan Ribbon for Bravery in Battle was an award issued by the Resistance that shared its name[1] with Carlist Rieekan, a general of the Alliance to Restore the Republic during the Galactic Civil War who eventually joined the Resistance himself.[2] Commander Poe Dameron received the award for his part in rescuing Admiral Gial Ackbar from the First Order[1] at some point between 31 ABY and 32 ABY.[3] Admiral Ushos O. Statura wrote the citation issuing the award to Dameron, who kept a copy of the letter in his flight log.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

The Rieekan Ribbon for Bravery in Battle was mentioned in Poe Dameron: Flight Log, a replica journal written by Michael Kogge and published in 2016.[1]


Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Poe Dameron: Flight Log
  2. Resistance Reborn
  3. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary states that Poe Dameron joined the Resistance three years before the Starkiller Incident, which is depicted in Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens. The novel Force Collector features the separated arm of C-3PO and, according to 'Star Wars: Force Collector' Author Kevin Shinick on How His Story Ties into 'Star Wars' Canon. collider.com. Collider. Archived from the original on November 19, 2019., takes place a few years prior to the events of The Force Awakens. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the events of The Force Awakens to 34 ABY. Therefore, Dameron joined the Resistance in 31 ABY and the latest that the events of Force Collector can take place is at least two years prior to 34 ABY, or 32 ABY. Star Wars Special: C-3PO 1 establishes that Dameron was a member of the Resistance during the rescue of Admiral Ackbar and that C-3PO lost his arm during the event, meaning that the rescue must have taken place between 31 ABY and 32 ABY.