The Tennessee National Guard Individual Achievement Medal honors Tennessee National Guard members who carry out noteworthy service of a lesser degree than would warrant the Tennessee National Guard Commendation Ribbon.
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 white with two thin vertical blue stripes toward the center and one on each edge.
Subsequent awards may be indicated by oak leaf clusters.