The Colorado National Guard Achievement Ribbon honors Colorado National Guard Members who demonstrate noteworthy behavior or achievements or who otherwise make significant contributions to maintaining the wellbeing of Colorado and its residents.
Composed of the Colorado Army National Guard and the Colorado Air National Guard, the Colorado National Guard is approximately 5,000 strong, with around 3,500 soldiers and 1,500 airpersons. The Army component traces its roots back to 1860, when it formed as the Colorado Volunteer Militia, and the Air component was formed in August of 1917 as the 120th Aero Squadron to support the United States’ World War I efforts.
The ribbon is bisected by a thin vertical yellow stripe flanked by thicker red, white, and blue stripes proceeding outward on either side.
Subsequent awards may be indicated by bronze stars.