The Tennessee National Guard Commendation Medal Ribbon honors Tennessee National Guard members who carry out noteworthy service as determined by a superior.
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 is red with three thin vertical white stripes in the center and a blue stripe on each edge.
Additional awards may be indicated by oak leaf clusters.