The Nevada National Guard Medal of Merit honors Nevada National Guard members who have distinguished themselves through outstanding service to a degree that does not warrant the Nevada National Guard Medal of Honor.
The Nevada National Guard is composed of the Nevada Army National Guard and the Nevada Air National Guard. The Army component numbers approximately 2,500 and is based in Carson City. The Air component, established in 1948, numbers around 1,100; it is currently based in Fallon and consists of the 152d Airlift Wing and the support units 232d Operations Squadron and 92d Civil Support Team.
The ribbon is red with a thin vertical white stripe and a thick dark blue stripe on each edge proceeding outward.