On 30th March 2000, Mark Knopfler was awarded with an Order of the British Empire. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions:

Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE)
Knight Commander (KBE) or Dame Commander (DBE)
Commander (CBE)
Officer (OBE)
Member (MBE)

Mark was rewarded with the OBE (Officer of the British Empire).