The Utah National Guard Emergency Service Ribbon honors Utah National Guard members who carry out honorable service in the event of an emergency or other crisis as determined by the Governor. To be eligible, service must have occurred on or subsequent to September 1, 1982.
The Utah National Guard is composed of the Utah Army National Guard and the Utah Air National Guard. The Army component traces its roots back to Mormon settlers who established a militia in 1849; it is currently headquartered in Draper and operates 30 armories. The Air component was established in 1946 with the 191st Fighter Squadron and is based in Salt Lake City; it currently numbers approximately 1,450 members.
The ribbon is red and features one vertical white stripe and one thinner yellow stripe proceeding outward toward each edge.