The Idaho National Guard Adjutant General's Outstanding Unit Citation honors Idaho National Guard units that carry out noteworthy service in such a manner as to distinguish themselves from comparable units.
The Idaho National Guard consists of the Idaho Army National Guard and the Idaho Air National Guard. Headquartered in Boise, the Army component is made up of more than 3,500 soldiers and traces back to militia activity in the nineteenth century’s Nez Perce Indian Wars. The Air component, also based in Boise, was officially formed on September 18, 1947 when the United States Air Force became a separate branch of the military.
The ribbon is dark blue and is bisected by a thin vertical white stripe; it features a red stripe on each edge and a gold frame with a leaf pattern.