The Texas National Guard Governor’s Unit Citation Ribbon honors Texas National Guard Units that demonstrate exceptional valor or for sustained exemplary service over a period of no less than one year.
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 features a thick vertical red stripe in the center flanked on either side by a thin white stripe and a thick blue stripe; it also features a gold frame with a leaf pattern.