The Kansas Army National Guard State Emergency Duty Service Ribbon honors Kansas Army National Guard members who carry out service on behalf of the state in an emergency or other crisis as declared by the Governor.
The Kansas National Guard is composed of the Kansas Army National Guard and the Kansas Air National Guard. The Army component’s roots trace back to the Kansas Territorial Militia, which was established in 1855 to maintain order amid growing pre-Civil War tensions between pro-slavery and abolitionist factions. It numbers approximately 5,500 soldiers and has headquarters in both Topeka and Salina. The Air component dates back to 1941, when the 127th Observation Squadron came into being, and it is based in Topeka.
The ribbon is dark blue with one thin vertical stripe each of green, yellow, and dark green toward the center, separated by dark blue intervals from right to left.
Subsequent awards may be indicated by sunflower devices.