The New Mexico National Guard Outstanding Unit Citation honors New Mexico National Guard units whose outstanding performance distinguishes them from other units.
The New Mexico National Guard is composed of the New Mexico Army National Guard and the New Mexico Air National Guard. The Army component originated as a territorial militia in 1846 and is headquartered in Santa Fe. The Air component, established in 1947 when the Air Force became a distinct branch of the United States military, is based in Albuquerque and consists of the 150th Fighter Wing.
The ribbon is yellow and features a gold frame with a leaf pattern.
The “V” device may be awarded in instances of heroic acts.