Awards and decorations of the National Guard

Awards and decorations of the National Guard are presented to members of the United States National Guard and sometimes to members of the state defense forces in addition to regular United States military decorations. Each of the state governments of the United States maintains a series of military decorations for issuance to members of the National Guard, with such awards presented under the authority of the various state adjutants general.

Those National Guard soldiers who subsequently serve in the active or reserve federal forces of the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or United States Air Force (i.e., as active duty or reserve members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard) may not continue to wear and display such decorations on a military uniform, unless such activation is under Title 32 status. Active duty regulations allow federal soldiers to accept but not to wear state awards.

Most states authorize the wear of other states' awards if a soldier has earned awards from a state or territory to which he or she is not presently assigned. The order of precedence is typically the presently assigned state, followed by awards from the District of Columbia, then other states by their order of admission.

The following is a list of National Guard decorations, as issued by each of the fifty United States; Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia.


Alabama National Guard State Awards:

  • Alabama Distinguished Service Medal
  • Alabama Commendation Medal
  • Alabama Phenix City Civil Disturbance Medal
  • Alabama Operation Desert Storm Ribbon
  • Alabama Veterans Service Medal
  • Alabama National Emergency Service Medal
  • Alabama Special Service Medal
  • Alabama Faithful Service Medal
  • Alabama Recruiting Ribbon
  • Alabama Active Duty Basic Training Medal


Alaska National Guard State Awards:

  • Alaska Legion of Merit
  • Alaska Distinguished Service Medal
  • Alaska Air Medal
  • Alaska Cold War Victory Ribbon
  • Alaska Commendation Medal
  • Alaska Domestic Emergency Ribbon
  • Alaska Recruiting & Retention Ribbon
  • Alaska Homeland Security Medal
  • Alaska Humanitarian Service Medal
  • Alaska Community Service Medal
  • Alaska State Service Medal
  • Alaska Adjutant General's Marksmanship Proficiency Medals
  • Alaska Governor's Distinguished Unit Citation
  • Alaska Territorial Guard Medal


Arizona National Guard State Awards:


Arkansas National Guard State Awards:


California National Guard State Awards:


Colorado National Guard State Awards:


Connecticut National Guard State Awards:


Delaware National Guard State Awards:

Subsequent Awards: Gold Star - The gold star represents subsequent entitlements for the Delaware Conspicuous Service Cross and the Delaware National Guard Medal. The gold star is 3/16" in diameter and will be affixed to the ribbon of the medal.[12] Bronze Numerals - The bronze numeral represents subsequent entitlements of the Delaware Distinguished Service Medal, Delaware Medal for Military Merit, Delaware National Defense Service Ribbon, Delaware Medal for Service in Aid to Civil Authority, Delaware Recruiting Ribbon, and the Delaware Physical Fitness Ribbon. The bronze numeral is 3/16" in diameter and will be affixed to the ribbon of the medal.[13]

District of Columbia

District of Columbia National Guard District Awards:


Florida National Guard State Awards:

  • Florida Cross
  • Florida Distinguished Service Medal
  • Florida Service Medal
  • Florida Commendation Medal
  • Florida Meritorious Service Ribbon
  • Florida Service Ribbon
  • Florida Active State Duty Ribbon
  • Florida Recruiting Ribbon
  • Florida Retention Ribbon
  • Florida Governor's Meritorious Unit Citation


Georgia National Guard State Awards:



Hawaii National Guard State Awards:


Idaho National Guard State Awards:


Awards and decorations of the Illinois National Guard:


Indiana National Guard State Awards:

  • Indiana Distinguished Service Cross
  • Indiana Distinguished Service Medal
  • Indiana Commendation Medal
  • Indiana Operation Desert Shield/Storm Service Medal
  • Indiana Korean Service Medal
  • Indiana Homeland Defense Ribbon
  • Indiana Emergency Service Ribbon
  • Indiana Overseas Service Ribbon
  • Indiana OCONUS Service Ribbon
  • Indiana Long Service Medal
  • Indiana Recruiting Ribbon
  • Indiana Retention Ribbon
  • Indiana Funeral Honors Ribbon


Iowa National Guard State Awards:

  • Iowa Medal of Valor
  • Iowa Distinguished Service Medal
  • Iowa Medal of Merit
  • Iowa Meritorious Service Medal
  • Iowa Commendation Medal
  • Iowa State Service Ribbon
  • Iowa Humanitarian Service Ribbon
  • Iowa Leadership Ribbon
  • Iowa Active Duty Training Ribbon
  • Iowa Recruiting Ribbon
  • Iowa Selected Reserve Force Ribbon
  • Iowa CFP/FSB Ribbon
  • Iowa Outstanding Unit Award


Kansas National Guard State Awards:

  • Kansas Medal of Excellence
  • Kansas Distinguished Service Medal
  • Kansas Governor's Medal
  • Kansas Patriot Medal
  • Kansas Meritorious Service Medal
  • Kansas Commendation Ribbon
  • Kansas National Guard Achievement Ribbon
  • Kansas Outstanding Guardsman Ribbon (ARNG)
  • Kansas Outstanding Guardsman Ribbon (ANG)
  • Kansas State Emergency Service Ribbon (ARNG)
  • Kansas State Emergency Service Ribbon (ANG)
  • Kansas Homeland Defense Ribbon (ARNG) (correct order of precedence)
  • Kansas Counter-drug Service Ribbon
  • Kansas First Sergeant Ribbon
  • Kansas Recruiting Ribbon
  • Kansas Service Medal (30 yrs.)
  • Kansas Service Medal (25 yrs.)
  • Kansas Service Medal (20 yrs.)
  • Kansas Service Medal (15 yrs.)
  • Kansas Service Medal (10 yrs.)


Kentucky National Guard Commonwealth Awards:[20]

  • Kentucky Medal for Valor
  • Kentucky Distinguished Service Medal
  • Kentucky Merit Ribbon
  • Kentucky Army National Guard Warrant Officer of the Year
  • Kentucky Outstanding Airman/Soldier Ribbon
  • Kentucky Commendation Ribbon
  • Kentucky Berlin Crisis Service Ribbon
  • Kentucky National Guard Recruiting Award
  • Kentucky Faithful Service Ribbon (20 years)
  • Kentucky State Active Duty Ribbon
  • Kentucky National Guard ROTC Achievement Medal
  • Kentucky National Guard Thirty Year Ribbon
  • Kentucky Counterdrug Ribbon


Louisiana National Guard State Awards:

  • Louisiana Medal of Honor
  • Louisiana Distinguished Service Cross
  • Louisiana Distinguished Service Medal
  • Louisiana Legion of Merit
  • Louisiana Cross of Merit
  • Louisiana Commendation Medal
  • Louisiana Achievement Ribbon
  • Louisiana Recruiting Ribbon
  • Louisiana Retention Ribbon
  • Louisiana Distinguished Civilian Service Medal
  • Louisiana War Cross
  • Louisiana Cold War Victory Medal
  • Louisiana Emergency Service Medal
  • Louisiana Counterdrug Service Ribbon
  • Louisiana General Excellence Medal
  • Louisiana Longevity Award
  • Louisiana F.E. Herbert Meritorious Unit Commendation (Right Side)


Maine National Guard State Awards:[21]

  • Maine Distinguished Service Award (Discontinued)
  • Maine Meritorious Service Award (Discontinued)
  • Maine Commendation Award (Discontinued)
  • Maine Adjutant General Award
  • Maine Achievement Award
  • Maine Commander's Award
  • Maine Army National Guard Sergeant Major/NCO/Soldier of the Year Award
  • Maine Outstanding Airman of the Year Award
  • Maine Recruiting Award
  • Maine Physical Fitness Award
  • Maine Good Conduct Award (Discontinued)
  • Maine Basic Training Award (Discontinued)
  • Maine National Emergency Service Award
  • Maine State Emergency Service Award (Discontinued)
  • Maine Honorable Service Award
  • Maine Ice Guard 98 (no longer awarded)


Maryland National Guard State Awards:



Massachusetts National Guard Commonwealth Awards:

  • Massachusetts Medal of Liberty
  • Massachusetts Medal of Valor
  • Massachusetts Military Medal
  • Massachusetts Medal of Merit
  • Massachusetts Humanitarian Service Medal
  • Massachusetts ARNG Service Medal
  • Massachusetts ANG Service Medal
  • Massachusetts Desert Storm Service Ribbon
  • Massachusetts Defense Expeditionary Ribbon
  • Massachusetts Defense Service Ribbon
  • Massachusetts Emergency Service Ribbon
  • Massachusetts Meritorious Unit Citation


Michigan National Guard State Awards:[22][23]

  • - Michigan Medal for Valor
  • - Michigan Distinguished Service Medal
  • - Michigan Lifesaving Medal
  • - Michigan Legion of Merit
  • - Michigan Recruiting Ribbon
  • - Michigan Broadsword Service Medal
  • - Michigan Active State Service Ribbon
  • - Michigan State War on Terrorism Ribbon
  • - Michigan Outside U.S. Service Ribbon
  • - Michigan State Partnership Ribbon


Minnesota National Guard State Awards:

  • Minnesota Distinguished Service Medal
  • Minnesota Medal for Valor
  • Minnesota Medal for Merit
  • Minnesota Commendation Medal
  • Minnesota Achievement Ribbon
  • Minnesota Good Conduct Ribbon
  • Minnesota State Active Duty Ribbon
  • Minnesota Distinguished Recruiting Ribbon
  • Minnesota Service Ribbon


Mississippi National Guard State Awards:

  • Mississippi Medal of Honor
  • Mississippi Magnolia Cross - Awarded to any member or former member of the Mississippi National Guard who has distinguished themselves by exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility, or by unselfish and untiring activities while in state service or in support of the Mississippi National Guard, has rendered a distinct service in furthering the security and welfare of the state.
  • Mississippi Magnolia Medal - Awarded to any member or former member of the Mississippi National Guard, or any of the armed services of the United States, who distinguishes themselves through outstanding service or extraordinary achievement in behalf of the Mississippi National Guard.
  • Mississippi Commendation Medal - May be awarded to any member or former member of the Mississippi National Guard for meritorious service or meritorious achievement on behalf of the state of Mississippi.
  • Mississippi Medal of Efficiency - Awarded to enlisted members of the active Mississippi National Guard who have over five (5) years honorable service in the active Mississippi National Guard and have exhibited exemplary behavior, efficiency and loyalty to their unit and the Mississippi National Guard.
  • Mississippi War Medal -Awarded to any member of the Mississippi National Guard for honorable service in the Armed Forces of the U.S. during National Emergency declared by the Congress.
  • Mississippi Emergency Service Medal - Awarded to any member of the Mississippi National Guard for honoraqble service to the State of Mississippi for duty performed during a major tour of state emergency duty declared by the Adjutant General.
  • Mississippi Service School Medal - Awarded to any member of the Mississippi National Guard upon successful complettion of any Service School conducted by the active military services while a member of the active Mississippi National Guard not serving in active federal service.
  • Mississippi Longevity Medal - Awarded to any member of the Mississippi National Guard for each of a combination of four (4) years of honorable service in the active National Guard of Mississippi.
  • Mississippi Recruiting Medal - Awarded to any member of the Mississippi National Guard who obtains three new members for any unit of the organized militia.
  • Mississippi Soldier of the Year Ribbon - First issued in 2012, unknown in order of precedence.


Missouri National Guard State Awards:

  • Missouri Meritorious Service Medal
  • Missouri Conspicuous Service Medal
  • Missouri Commendation Ribbon
  • Missouri Desert Storm Ribbon
  • Missouri 20 Year Long Service Ribbon
  • Missouri 15 Year Long Service Ribbon
  • Missouri 10 Year Long Service Ribbon
  • Missouri 5 Year Long Service Ribbon
  • Missouri First Sergeant Ribbon
  • Missouri Expeditionary Ribbon
  • Missouri State Emergency Duty Ribbon
  • Missouri Panamanian Service Ribbon
  • Missouri Afghanistan Campaign Ribbon
  • Missouri Kosovo Campaign Ribbon
  • Missouri Recruiting and Retention Ribbon
  • Missouri Adjutant General's Twenty Ribbon
  • Missouri Governor's Twelve Ribbon
  • Missouri Basic Training Ribbon


Montana National Guard State Awards:

  • Montana Distinguished Service Medal
  • Montana Commendation Medal
  • Montana Air Medal
  • Montana Distinguished Patriot Medal
  • Montana Recruiting Ribbon
  • Montana Campaign Ribbon
  • Montana Noble Eagle Ribbon
  • Montana Overseas Training Ribbon
  • Montana Volunteer Campaign Ribbon
  • Montana Service Ribbon
  • Montana Attendance Ribbon
  • Montana Physical Fitness Ribbon
  • Montana Outstanding Unit


Nebraska National Guard State Awards

  • Nebraska Legion of Merit
  • Nebraska Meritorious Service Medal
  • Nebraska Commendation Medal
  • Nebraska Outstanding Soldier Medal
  • Nebraska Individual Achievement Medal
  • Nebraska Recruiting Achievement Medal
  • Nebraska Desert Shield/Storm Service Ribbon
  • Nebraska Homeland Defense Service Ribbon
  • Nebraska Emergency Service Medal
  • Nebraska Service Medal
  • Nebraska Military Funeral Honors Ribbon


Nevada National Guard State Awards:[24]

  • Maj. Gen. Drennan A. Clark Order of Nevada
  • Nevada Medal of Valor
  • Nevada Distinguished Service Medal
  • Nevada Medal of Merit
  • Nevada Commendation Medal
  • Nevada Command Ribbon
  • Nevada Outstanding Airman Ribbon
  • Nevada Honor Guard Ribbon
  • Nevada Resource Protection Team Ribbon
  • Nevada Emergency/Humanitarian Service Ribbon
  • Nevada Overseas Service Ribbon
  • Nevada Meritorious Service Ribbon
  • Nevada Service Medal
  • Nevada First Sergeant's Ribbon
  • Nevada Adjutant General's Outstanding Graduate Award
  • Nevada State Safety Ribbon
  • Nevada Recruiting Ribbon
  • Nevada War on Terrorism Medal
  • Nevada Governor's Outstanding Unit Award

New Hampshire

  • New Hampshire National Guard Medal of Honor
  • New Hampshire National Guard Commendation Ribbon
  • New Hampshire National Guard Distinguished Service Medal
  • New Hampshire National Guard Soldier of the Year Ribbon (ARNG)
  • New Hampshire National Guard Airman of the Year Ribbon (ANG)
  • New Hampshire National Guard Honor Guard Ribbon
  • New Hampshire National Guard State Active Service Ribbon
  • New Hampshire National Guard Honorary Recruiting Ribbon
  • New Hampshire National Guard Counterdrug Task Force Ribbon
  • New Hampshire National Guard Service Bar

New Jersey

New Jersey National Guard State Awards:

  • New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal
  • New Jersey Meritorious Service Medal
  • New Jersey Valor Ribbon
  • New Jersey Commendation Medal
  • New Jersey Medal of Honor
  • New Jersey Good Conduct Ribbon
  • New Jersey Merit Award
  • New Jersey Desert Storm Service Medal
  • New Jersey Desert Storm Ribbon
  • New Jersey State Service Award
  • New Jersey Recruiting Award
  • New Jersey Governor's Unit Award
  • New Jersey Unit Strength Award

New Mexico

New Mexico National Guard State Awards:

  • New Mexico Medal of Valor
  • New Mexico Distinguished Service Medal
  • New Mexico Medal of Merit
  • New Mexico Emergency Service Military Ribbon
  • New Mexico Outstanding Service Medal
  • New Mexico Long Service Medal
  • New Mexico Good Conduct Medal
  • New Mexico Perfect Attendance Ribbon
  • New Mexico Recruiting Ribbon
  • New Mexico Academy Service Ribbon
  • New Mexico Outstanding Unit Citation

New York

New York state military awards:

New York National Guard State Awards:

North Carolina

North Carolina National Guard State Awards:

  • North Carolina Distinguished Service Medal
  • North Carolina Meritorious Service Medal
  • North Carolina Commendation Medal
  • North Carolina Achievement Medal
  • North Carolina Adjutant General's Meritorious Achievement Service Ribbon
  • North Carolina State Active Duty Ribbon
  • North Carolina Service Ribbon
  • North Carolina Governor's Unit Citation
  • North Carolina Meritorious Unit Citation
  • North Carolina Outstanding Unit Award

North Dakota

North Dakota National Guard State Awards:

  • North Dakota Distinguished Service Medal
  • North Dakota Legion of Merit
  • North Dakota State Commendation Medal
  • North Dakota State Achievement Medal
  • North Dakota National Emergency Service Ribbon (Berlin Crisis)
  • North Dakota Selected Reserve Force Ribbon
  • North Dakota State Outstanding Unit Ribbon
  • North Dakota OCONUS Ribbon
  • North Dakota Strength Management Ribbon
  • North Dakota Emergency Service Ribbon
  • North Dakota Service Ribbon
  • North Dakota Basic Training Ribbon
  • North Dakota State Outstanding Unit Citation
  • North Dakota Governor's Outstanding Unit Citation


Ohio National Guard State Awards:

  • Ohio Cross Medal
  • Ohio Distinguished Service Medal
  • Ohio Commendation Medal
  • Ohio Faithful Service Ribbon
  • Ohio Special Service Ribbon
  • Ohio Award of Merit Ribbon
  • Ohio Basic Training Ribbon
  • Ohio Recruiters Achievement Ribbon


Oklahoma National Guard State Awards:

  • Oklahoma Distinguished Service Cross
  • Oklahoma Star of Valor
  • Oklahoma Distinguished Service Medal
  • Oklahoma Meritorious Service Medal
  • Oklahoma Commendation Medal
  • Oklahoma Exceptional Service Medal
  • Oklahoma Guardsman Medal
  • Oklahoma Senior Enlisted Leadership Ribbon
  • Oklahoma Desert Storm Service Medal
  • Oklahoma Selective Reserve Medal
  • Oklahoma Alfred P. Murrah Service Medal (Oklahoma Bombing)
  • Oklahoma Recruiting Ribbon
  • Oklahoma Active Duty Service Medal
  • Oklahoma Long Service Ribbon 5 years
  • Oklahoma Long Service Ribbon 10 years
  • Oklahoma Long Service Ribbon 15 years
  • Oklahoma Long Service Ribbon 20 years
  • Oklahoma Long Service Ribbon 25 years
  • Oklahoma Long Service Ribbon 30 years
  • Oklahoma Long Service Ribbon 35 years
  • Oklahoma Good Conduct Ribbon
  • Oklahoma Governor's Distinguished Unit Award
  • Oklahoma Commander's Trophy Award Ribbon


Oregon National Guard State Awards:

  • Oregon Distinguished Service Medal
  • Oregon Exceptional Service Medal
  • Oregon Meritorious Service Medal
  • Oregon Commendation Medal
  • Oregon 30 Year Faithful Service Medal
  • Oregon Emergency Service Ribbon
  • Oregon Superior Soldier Ribbon
  • Oregon Faithful Service Medal
  • Oregon Recruiting Ribbon
  • Oregon Superior Unit Ribbon


Pennsylvania National Guard Commonwealth Awards:

  • Pennsylvania Cross for Valor
  • Pennsylvania Distinguished Service Medal
  • Pennsylvania Guardsman Medal
  • Pennsylvania Meritorious Service Medal
  • Pennsylvania Commendation Medal
  • Pennsylvania Service Ribbon
  • Pennsylvania GEN William Moffat-Reilly Medal
  • Pennsylvania Keystone Freedom Medal
  • Pennsylvania 20 Year Medal
  • Pennsylvania MG Thomas. R. White Medal
  • Pennsylvania Recruiting and Retention Medal
  • Pennsylvania GEN Thomas. J. Stewart Medal
  • Pennsylvania Military Honors Program Service
  • Pennsylvania Governor's Unit Citation Air Force Service
  • Pennsylvania Governor's Unit Citation Army Service

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico National Guard Commonwealth Awards:

  • Military Medal of Honor of the Legislative Assembly of Puerto Rico
  • Puerto Rico Medal for Distinguished Service
  • Puerto Rico Medal of Valor
  • Puerto Rico Merit Cross
  • Puerto Rico Wounded in Action Medal
  • Order of the Governor of Puerto Rico Common Defense Service Medal
  • Puerto Rico Combat Service Medal
  • Puerto Rico Commendation Medal
  • Puerto Rico Outstanding Soldier/NCO of the Year Ribbon
  • Puerto Rico Service Medal
  • Puerto Rico Exemplary Conduct Ribbon
  • Puerto Rico War Service Ribbon
  • Puerto Rico SG Merit Achievement Award
  • Puerto Rico Disaster Relief Ribbon
  • Puerto Rico Hurricane Georges Ribbon
  • Puerto Rico Active Duty for Training Ribbon
  • Puerto Rico Caribbean Emergency Ribbon
  • Puerto Rico Civil Disturbance Ribbon
  • Puerto Rico Law Enforcement Ribbon
  • Puerto Rico VIII Pan-American Games Support Ribbon
  • Puerto Rico English Language Proficiecy Ribbon
  • Puerto Rico Counterdrug Service Ribbon
  • Puerto Rico 1992 Regatta Ribbon
  • Puerto Rico Community Service Ribbon

Rhode Island

Rhode Island medals are prescribed in Title 30 of the Rhode Island Code.

South Carolina

South Carolina National Guard State Awards:

  • South Carolina Palmetto Cross
  • South Carolina Medal of Valor
  • South Carolina Exceptional Service Medal
  • South Carolina Extraordinary Achievement Medal
  • South Carolina Meritorious Service Medal
  • South Carolina Achievement Ribbon
  • South Carolina State Service Ribbon
  • South Carolina Retirement Medal
  • South Carolina Palmetto Service Ribbon
  • South Carolina National Guard Mobilization Support Award Ribbon
  • South Carolina Cadet Medal of Merit Service Ribbon
  • South Carolina Recruiting and Retention Achievement Medal
  • South Carolina Safety Service Ribbon
  • South Carolina Counter-Drug Ribbon
  • South Carolina Governor's Unit Citation

South Dakota

South Dakota National Guard State Awards:

  • South Dakota Medal of Valor
  • South Dakota Achievement Ribbon
  • South Dakota Distinguished Service Award
  • South Dakota Emergency Operations Ribbon
  • South Dakota Recruiting Medal
  • South Dakota Service Medal
  • South Dakota Berlin Crisis Medal
  • South Dakota Desert Storm Ribbon
  • South Dakota Desert Storm Unit Citation
  • South Dakota Unit Citation
  • South Dakota Distinguished Unit Award


Tennessee National Guard Awards:

  • Tennessee Distinguished Service Medal
  • Tennessee Ribbon for Valor
  • Tennessee Distinguished Patriot Medal
  • Tennessee Commendation Ribbon
  • Tennessee Individual Achievement Ribbon
  • Tennessee Recruiting Merit Ribbon
  • Tennessee National Emergency Service Medal
  • Tennessee War Service Ribbon
  • Tennessee Counterdrug Service Ribbon
  • Tennessee Service Ribbon
  • Tennessee Volunteer Ribbon
  • Tennessee Meritorious Unit Citation
  • Tennessee Distinguished Unit Citation
  • Tennessee Outstanding Unit Performance Commendation
  • Tennessee Volunteer Recruiting and Retention Unit Citation


Texas National Guard State Awards:


Utah National Guard State Awards:

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  • Utah Medal of Valor
  • Utah Cross
  • Utah Medal of Merit
  • Utah Commendation Medal
  • Utah Deteur Digniory
  • Utah 2002 Olympic Winter Games Service Ribbon
  • Utah Emergency Service Ribbon
  • Utah State Partnership Program Ribbon
  • Utah Joint Staff Service Ribbon
  • Utah Joint Commendation Service Ribbon
  • Utah National Guard Patriot Service Ribbon
  • Utah Recruiting Ribbon
  • Utah Achievement Ribbon
  • Utah Service Ribbon
  • Utah Basic Training Ribbon
  • Utah Military Funeral Service Ribbon


Vermont National Guard State Awards:

  • Vermont Distinguished Service Medal
  • Vermont Medal of Merit
  • Vermont Commendation Medal
  • Vermont Meritorious Service Ribbon
  • Vermont Outstanding Unit Award
  • Vermont Organizational Excellence Award
  • Vermont World War II Medal
  • Vermont National Defense Medal
  • Vermont Good Conduct Ribbon
  • Vermont Desert Storm Ribbon
  • Vermont Active Duty for Training Ribbon
  • Vermont Professional Development Ribbon
  • Vermont Career Service Award
  • Vermont Service Ribbon
  • Vermont Duty Ribbon
  • Vermont State Special Duty Ribbon

Virgin Islands

Virgin Islands National Guard Territory Awards

  • Virgin Islands Distinguished Service Medal
  • Virgin Islands Meritorious Service Medal
  • Virgin Islands Commendation Medal
  • Virgin Islands Long and Faithful Service Medal
  • Virgin Islands Emergency Service Ribbon


Listed in order of precedence when worn or displayed:

  • Virginia Distinguished Service Medal
  • Virginia National Guard Legion of Merit
  • Virginia National Guard Bronze Star Medal
  • Virginia National Guard Commendation Medal
  • Virginia Governor's National Service Medal
  • Virginia National Guard 3-year Service Ribbon
  • Virginia National Guard Homeland Defense Ribbon
  • Virginia National Guard Emergency Service Ribbon
  • Virginia National Guard Perfect Attendance Ribbon
  • Virginia National Guard Strength Maintenance Ribbon
  • Virginia National Guard Military Funeral Honors Ribbon


Washington National Guard State Awards:

  • Washington Distinguished Service Medal
  • Washington Legion of Merit Medal
  • Washington Cross of Valor
  • Washington Aviation Cross Medal
  • Washington Guardsman Medal
  • Washington Meritorious Service Medal
  • Washington Meritorious Service Ribbon
  • Washington Commendation Medal
  • Washington Achievement Medal
  • Washington Strength Management Ribbon
  • Washington Emergency Service Ribbon
  • Washington National Guard Service Ribbon
  • Washington State Defense Service Ribbon
  • Washington Good Conduct Medal
  • Washington Unit Citation (Right Side)

Washington Air National Guard Awards:

  • Washington Air National Guard Aviation Cross
  • Washington Air National Guard Aerial Achievement Medal
  • Washington Air National Guard Distinguished Recruiting Award

West Virginia

West Virginia National Guard State Awards:

  • West Virginia Distinguished Service Medal
  • West Virginia Legion of Merit
  • West Virginia Meritorious Service Medal
  • West Virginia Commendation Medal
  • West Virginia Achievement Medal
  • West Virginia Emergency Service Ribbon
  • West Virginia State Service Ribbon
  • West Virginia Service Ribbon
  • West Virginia Minuteman Ribbon
  • West Virginia Distinguished Unit Award


Wisconsin National Guard State Awards:

  • Wisconsin Meritorious Service Medal
  • Wisconsin Meritorious Service Ribbon
  • Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs Commendation Medal
  • Wisconsin Distinguished Service Medal
  • Wisconsin National Guard Recruiting Bar
  • Wisconsin National Guard Service Ribbon
  • Wisconsin National Guard Emergency Service Ribbon
  • Wisconsin National Guard Write Medal
  • Wisconsin National Guard Southwest Asia Service Ribbon
  • Eisenhower Trophy Unit Citation
  • Berlin Crisis Ribbon

Wisconsin Wortham Achievement Service Ribbon


Wyoming National Guard State Awards

  • Wyoming National Guard Association Medal for Excellence
  • Distinguished Service Medal
  • Meritorious Achievement Medal
  • Outstanding Service Ribbon
  • Exceptional Achievement Ribbon
  • Achievement Ribbon
  • Berlin Crisis Ribbon
  • Selected Reserve Force Ribbon
  • Wyoming National Guard Service Ribbon
  • State Active Duty Ribbon
  • Wyoming National Guard Recruiting Ribbon
  • Wyoming Active Duty Basic Training Ribbon
No longer authorized for wear
  • Wyoming Air National Guard 5-year Service Medal
  • Wyoming Air National Guard 10-year Service Medal
  • Wyoming Philippine Campaign Medal

See also


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  18. "Michigan National Guard". 2003-01-01. Archived from the original on 22 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-07.
  19. "Michigan National Guard Awards & Decorations". Archived from the original on 2 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-07.
  20. "ODM of Nevada: Ribbon Chart". 2006-08-04. Retrieved 2010-09-07.

Further reading

  • Lewis, Kenneth C. (1976). Military medals, awards, and service badges of Iowa. Kenneth C. Lewis. OCLC 2372611. 
Borgmann, Fred J. (2013) Wisconsin Military And Civil Medals publisher Fred J. Borgmann, Iola, Wisconsin

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