The Connecticut National Guard Emergency Service Ribbon honors Connecticut National Guard members who carry out service on behalf of the state in the event of a crisis or emergency as designated by the Governor on or following August 19, 1955.
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 dark blue with two thick vertical white stripes toward the center.
Subsequent awards may be indicated by oak leaf clusters.