The Louisiana National Guard Legion of Merit Ribbon honors Louisiana National Guard members who set themselves apart from their peers through outstanding performance in significant positions and for service in excess of normal expectations or duties.
The Louisiana National Guard is composed of the Louisiana Army National Guard and the Louisiana Air National Guard; it is estimated to have 11,500 members. The Army component, headquartered in New Orleans, traces its roots back to militia activity in the 1770s. The Air component is also based in New Orleans and consists of the 159th Fighter Wing, nicknamed the “Bayou Militia,” as well as several support units.
The ribbon is red with three thin vertical blue stripes toward the center and one on each edge.