The North Carolina National Guard Governor's Unit Citation honors North Carolina National Guard units that demonstrate exceptional comportment in carrying out acts of heroism or otherwise noteworthy service.
The North Carolina National Guard is composed of the North Carolina Army National Guard and the North Carolina Air National Guard, numbering approximately 12,000 soldiers and airmen.The Army component is among the oldest in the country, dating back to a state militia formed through the Carolina Charter in 1663; it is headquartered in Raleigh. The Air component was formed in 1948 with the 156th Fighter Squadron and is currently based in Raleigh as well.
The ribbon is divided into sections of blue, gray, and red from right to left. It features a silver frame with a leaf pattern.