The Tennessee National Guard Governor’s Meritorious Unit Citation Ribbon honors Tennessee National Guard units that carry out exemplary service in active duty.
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 blue stripe decorated with three white stars and flanked on either side by a thin white stripe and a thin red stripe; it features a gold frame with a leaf pattern.
Subsequent awards may be indicated by service stars.