The Idaho National Guard Army Recruiting Ribbon honors Idaho Army National Guard members who successfully recruit five new enlistments within a period of one year.
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 features a thick dark green stripe on the right separated from a thick light blue stripe on the left and is bisected by a white vertical stripe.