The Texas National Guard Adjutant General’s Award honors Texas National Guard members who carry out noteworthy service or achievements so as to set themselves apart from their peers but of a lesser nature than would warrant a more prestigious award.
The Texas National Guard is composed of the Texas Army National Guard and the Texas Air National Guard. The Army component dates back to a militia established by Sam Houston in 1835; it currently numbers approximately 19,000 and operates 117 armories. The Air component, headquartered in Austin, traces back to the 111th Aero Squadron formed in 1917 in support of World War I efforts.
The ribbon is green with a white star outlined in gold in the center.