The Georgia National Guard Distinguished Unit Citation honors Georgia National Guard units that qualify for the Eisenhower Trophy, which is awarded annually to recognize outstanding National Guard units across the country.
The Georgia National Guard consists of the Georgia Army National Guard and the Georgia Air National Guard, which are currently estimated to number 11,100 and 3,000 members respectively. The Army component, headquartered in Marietta, traces its roots back to 1751 militia activity in Savannah. The Air component was formed officially in May of 1948, although its origins lie in the 840th Aero Squadron, a non-flying unit that supported World War I efforts; the Air guard is based in Brunswick, Georgia.
The ribbon is red on the right and white on the left; it features a gold frame with a leaf pattern.