The New Jersey National Guard Unit Strength Ribbon honors New Jersey National Guard units that maintain strength of 100 percent in a given year from October 1 to September 30. To qualify, the unit must achieve an attendance rate at scheduled training assemblies of at least 80 percent; further, the unit must attain a 75 percent rate of reenlistment during the same year.
The New Jersey National Guard consists of the New Jersey Army National Guard and the New Jersey Air National Guard. Numbering over 9,000 soldiers, the Army component was officially established in 1920. The Air component was established in 1930, though its roots trace back to 1917, and is based in Egg Harbor Township; it consists of the 108th Wing and the 177th Fighter Wing.
The ribbon is dark blue with four thin vertical yellow stripes in the center alternating with three thinner red stripes; it features a gold frame with a leaf pattern.