The South Carolina National Guard Governor’s Unit Citation honors South Carolina National Guard units that set themselves apart from other comparable units through outstanding service.
The South Carolina National Guard is composed of the South Carolina Army National Guard and the South Carolina Air National Guard; it numbers approximately 10,000 soldiers and airmen in total. The Army component is based in Columbia and traces back to colonial militia activity in 1670. The Air component, also based in Columbia, originated in December of 1946 with the formation of the 157th Fighter Squadron.
The ribbon is white with three diagonal blue stripes at equal intervals; it features a gold frame with a leaf pattern.