The Mississippi National Guard Medal of Honor recognizes Mississippi National Guard members who carry out acts of heroism, valor, or gallantry in a manner to set themselves apart from their peers and typically involving risk of life.
The Mississippi National Guard is composed of the Mississippi Army National Guard and the Mississippi Air National Guard. The Army component dates back to 1798, when a territorial militia took shape; it is currently headquartered in Jackson. The Air component traces its roots back to 1939, when the 153d Observation Squadron was formed; the Air component is now based in Jackson as well.
The ribbon is dark blue with no additional decoration.