The Colorado National Guard State Emergency Service Ribbon honors Colorado National Guard members who carry out service ordered by the Governor and lasting at least one day in the event of a crisis affecting Colorado.
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 yellow with a thin vertical dark blue stripe toward each edge.
Subsequent awards may be indicated by bronze stars.