The Connecticut Selected Reserve Force Medal honors Connecticut National Guard members who carried out honorable service in a designated unit for a minimum term of one year between the dates of October 1, 1965 and September 3, 1969. It may be granted 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 divided into three sections of blue, white, and red from right to left.