The Tennessee National Guard Army Volunteer Recruiting & Retention Ribbon honors Tennessee Army National Guard recruiters who successfully secure ten new enlistments and other members who successfully secure five new enlistments.
The Tennessee National Guard consists of the Tennessee Army National Guard and the Tennessee Air National Guard. The Army component was founded in 1887, though it traces back to militia activity in the 1800s. The Air component originated in 1917 with the creation of the 105th Aero Squadron supporting World War I efforts; it currently has approximately 1,500 members and is based in Nashville.
The ribbon features a thick vertical yellow stripe in the center flanked on either side by a thin band of red, white, and red followed by a green stripe proceeding outward to each edge. It features a gold frame with a leaf pattern.
Additional awards may be indicated by service stars.