The Ohio National Guard Faithful Service Ribbon honors Ohio National Guard members who honorably carry out five years of service on or subsequent to January 20, 1972.
The Ohio National Guard is composed of the Ohio Army National Guard and the Ohio Air National Guard; it totals an estimated 17,000 soldiers and airmen. The Army component is headquartered in Columbus and dates back to militia activity in 1788. The Air component, also based in Columbus, originated in 1915 with the 112th Observation Squadron.
The medal features a medallion with five star points and the Ohio Seal; an inscription reads “FAITHFUL SERVICE - OHIO NATIONAL GUARD”. The reverse reads “20 YEARS.” The ribbon is light blue with a thin vertical white stripe toward each edge.
Subsequent awards may be indicated by oak leaf clusters at five-year intervals. The medal is awarded after 20 years of honorable service.