The Utah National Guard Service Ribbon honors Utah National Guard members who carry out honorable service while maintaining a minimum of 90 percent attendance. The first award is made after three years of service, the second after five, and any subsequent awards at five-year intervals.
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 is bisected by a thin vertical golden yellow stripe; it features two additional, slightly thicker golden yellow stripes toward each edge.