The Medal of Progress was an award that was bestowed upon individuals in the Republic Military who proved themselves in hostile environments. It was later adapted by the Galactic Empire and awarded to starfighter pilots of the Imperial Navy. It was awarded for successfully establishing a new Imperial base or outpost in a pirate-ridden Outer Rim Sector.
Its design, at least by the time of the Galactic Civil War under Imperial usage, had two ribbons parallel to each other, with each ribbon being blue ribbons with a red line at the center. The medal itself was primarily silver with gold at the top and onyx at the bottom, as well as an enclave at the center depicting a blue starry mass. A gold object was also in the enclave.