The Texas National Guard Federal Service Medal honors Texas National Guard members who carried out federal service between the dates of June 15, 1940 and January 1, 1946, or after June 1, 1950 for a term of nine months or more.
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 vertical blue stripe, a thin red stripe, and a slightly thicker yellow stripe proceeding outward to each edge.