The South Dakota National Guard Desert Storm Ribbon recognizes South Dakota National Guard members who carried out service honorably in the Persian Gulf War between the years of 1990 and 1991.
The South Dakota National Guard is made up of the South Dakota Army National Guard and the South Dakota Air National Guard. Based in Rapid City, the Army component traces its origins back to militia activity in 1862 and currently maintains 24 armories. The Air component, based in Sioux Falls, was founded in September of 1946 with the 175th Fighter Squadron; at present, its major unit is the 114th Fighter Wing.
The ribbon is beige and is bisected by a thin vertical black stripe; it features a thin band of red, white and blue proceeding outward on each edge.