The Washington National Guard Select Reserve Forces Ribbon honors Washington National Guard members who carried out honorable service in a Selected Reserve Force unit between the dates of October 1, 1965 and September 30, 1969 for a term of at least one year consecutively.
The Washington National Guard is made up of the Washington Army National Guard and the Washington Air National Guard. The Army component numbers approximately 6,200 and is based in Camp Murray; it traces its roots back to territorial militia activity in 1853. The Air component, at around 2,100 members, is based in Tacoma and originated in 1917 with the formation of the 116th Aero Squadron, which supported World War I efforts.
The ribbon is blue with vertical stripes of red, white, and red at the center.