The Colorado National Guard Foreign Deployment Service Ribbon honors Colorado National Guard Members who carry out honorable service while deployed in a foreign nation for a period of training of at least four days consecutively.
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 green with a thin vertical stripe of blue, red, and yellow proceeding outward on each side.
Subsequent awards may be indicated by bronze stars.