- Silver Star
- Legion of Merit
- Bronze Star
- Purple Heart
- Distinguished Flying Cross.
- National Order of Vietnam (Republic of Vietnam)
- On May 24, 1999, McCain shared the Profile in Courage Award with fellow Senator Russ Feingold for their work in trying to enact campaign finance reform.
- In December 2004, McCain became an Honorary Patron of the University Philosophical Society at Trinity College Dublin.
- On September 28, 2005, The Eisenhower Institute awarded McCain the Eisenhower Leadership Prize. prize recognizes individuals whose lifetime accomplishments reflect Dwight D. Eisenhower’s legacy of integrity and leadership.
- On December 5, 2006, McCain was awarded the Henry M. Jackson Distinguished Service Award by the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs.
- On February 13, 2007, the World Leadership Forum presented McCain with the Policymaker of the Year Award. The award is given internationally to someone who has "created, inspired or strongly influenced important policy or legislation".