The Oklahoma National Guard Star of Valor honors Oklahoma National Guard members who carry out heroic or valorous acts, typically involving risk of life or injury in the process of protecting another and in non-combat circumstances.
The Oklahoma National Guard is composed of the Oklahoma Army National Guard and the Oklahoma Air National Guard. The Army component, which dates back to the formation of the Oklahoma Territorial Militia in 1890, numbers approximately 7,400 and is headquartered in Oklahoma City. The Air component,also based in Oklahoma City, numbers approximately 2,500 and traces its roots back to the formation of the 125th Observation Squadron in 1940.
The medal is silver and features a star framing the contour of the state of Oklahoma and encircled by an inscription reading “OKLAHOMA NATIONAL GUARD - VALOR.” The ribbon is red and features a vertical white stripe toward each edge.