The Wisconsin National Guard Emergency Service Ribbon honors Wisconsin National Guard members who carry out service in the event of an emergency or other crisis as determined by the Governor.
The Wisconsin National Guard is made up of the Wisconsin Army National Guard and the Wisconsin Air National Guard. The Army component, established in 1848, numbers approximately 7,700 and is headquartered in Madison. The Air component, which numbers around 2,400, was founded in July of 1940 with the 126th Observation Squadron and is currently based in Madison as well; its major units are the 128th Air Refueling Wing and the 115th Fighter Wing.
The ribbon is bisected by a vertical maroon stripe flanked on either side by a yellow stripe and a slightly thinner orange stripe proceeding outward to each edge.