The Texas National Guard Humanitarian Service Ribbon honors Texas National Guard members who carry out satisfactory service in operations designed to protect life or preserve property in the event of an natural disaster or other crisis, typically of a lesser degree than would warrant the federal Humanitarian Service Medal.
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 blue and features one thin vertical white line toward each edge and a thin red stripe on each edge.