The California National Guard Recruiting Achievement Ribbon honors California National Guard members who demonstrate outstanding recruiting performances. The qualifying criteria are as follows:
-For full-time recruiters, execute five enlistments with a period of a month.
-For any soldier, execute three enlistments within a period of a year.
-Make notable contributions to recruiting efforts and success, as determined by the appropriate authorities.
At nearly 23,000 members, the California National Guard is the largest in the country; it is made up of the California Army National Guard and California Air National Guard. The Army component dates back to the 1849 founding of a state militia, then called the First California Guard; the Air component, based in Sacramento, traces its roots back to August of 1917 when the 115th Aero Squadron was formed to support the United States’ efforts in World War I.
The ribbon is yellow with a set of thin vertical stripes in the center proceeding from right to left in green, red, white, blue, and green.