The Rhode Island National Guard Star honors Rhode Island National Guard members who carry out extraordinary service on behalf of the state or federal government while holding a position of substantial responsibility.
The Rhode island National Guard is made up of the Rhode Island Army National Guard and the Rhode Island Air National Guard. The Army component, based in Cranston, dates back to 1638 with the first known colonial militia, a Portsmouth group named the “Traine Band.” The Air component, also headquartered in Cranston, dates back as far as 1915 and currently features the 143d Airlift Wing as its major unit.
The ribbon is yellow with a vertical dark blue stripe and a vertical white stripe on each edge proceeding outward.
Additional awards may be indicated by bronze oak leaf clusters.