The Connecticut National Guard Desert Storm Campaign Ribbon honors Connecticut National Guard members who carried out service in support of Operation Desert Storm or Operation Desert Shield in the Persian Gulf War. It may be issued posthumously.
Composed of the Connecticut Army National Guard and the Connecticut Air National Guard, the Connecticut National Guard dates all the way back to militia activity in 1672. The Air component originally formed in 1917 in support of World War I efforts but was not established in its present form until 1946; its current numbers are estimated at 1,200. The Connecticut Army National Guard is recognized as the country’s oldest branch of the military.
The ribbon is beige and is bisected by a black vertical stripe; each edge features a thin vertical stripe of blue, white, and red proceeding inward.