Established March 1, 1997, the Kansas National Guard Achievement Ribbon honors Kansas National Guard members who carry out excellent service or noteworthy accomplishments of a lesser degree than would warrant the Kansas National Guard Commendation Ribbon.
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 green with three thin vertical dark blue stripes toward the center.
Subsequent awards may be indicated by oak leaf clusters.