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Award

Description

Governor's Cross Medal

 

​For exceptional National Guard members, or civilians of the State of Alabama, who perform above and beyond the call of  duty and whose service reflects great credit to the Alabama National guard or the State of Alabama.  The Governor’s Cross Medal of the State of Alabama will be awarded by the Governor. Recommendations for the award may be made by the State Adjutant General to the Governor for approval.

Distinguished Service Medal

 

For exceptionally meritorious & distinguished military or civilian service in positions of great responsibility. May be service for, or to the benefit of the United States or the State of Alabama.

Alabama Commendation Medal

 

For meritorious and outstanding services and accomplishments. Service may be Military performance in direct support of the State Military Forces.

Phenix City Civil Disturbance Medal

 

For military duty and meritorious service during the Phenix City Civil Disturbance period 18 June 1954 to 17 January 1955.

Operation Desert Storm Ribbon

 

For members of the Alabama Air & Army National Guard, in direct support of Operations Desert Storm and Shield.

Veterans Service Medal

 

Aggregate of 21 years active service in the Alabama National Guard, including constructive service in organizations of the National Guard while called, drafted or ordered in service of the United States.

National Emergency Service Medal

 

For award to members of the Alabama National Guard called into active federal service during the "Berlin Crisis" national emergency.

Special Service Medal

 

For an aggregate of 30 days in the active military service of the State, upholding the law & preserving order, protecting lives & property in the aid and relief of civilians in disaster & similar service duty ordered by the Governor. May also be awarded for such special individual acts as the State Military Department determines to be meritorious and the Governor may approve without regard to the period of time involved or date of the act.

First Sergeant Service Ribbon, Alabama Air National Guard

 

​For meritorious service of in the Air National Guard First Sergeant's career field, Special Duty Identifier 8F000.  First Sergeant must be assigned to a unit manning position for at least three (3) years to be eligible.  Acting First Sergeants do not qualify.

Honor Guard Service Ribbon

 

​For members of the Alabama National Guard who perform Military Funeral Honors.  To qualify for this ribbon, all members need to meet or exceed all Honor Guard expectations at all times and complete a minimum of 54 Military Funeral Honors Missions.

Faithful Service Medal

 

For an aggregate of six years faithful active service in the Alabama National Guard, including constructive service in organizations of the National Guard while called, drafted or ordered into the service of the United States.

Alabama State Military Department Recruiting Ribbon

 

For securing the enlistment or appointment of 10 individuals into the Alabama National Guard.  This ribbon is  a one-time award and subsequent awards are not authorized.  This ribbon is designated for recruiting and retention personnel (MOS 79T and AFSC 83R0) only.

Alabama State Military Department Recruiting Lead Generation Ribbon


 

For generating a lead that turns into an enlistment or appointment of 1 individual into the Alabama National Guard.  This ribbon is authorized for any National Guard Soldiers or Airmen not serving in recruiting and retention military occupational specialties 79T and/or 83R0.  Additional enlistment or appointments will be represented by a number.                ​
 

Active Duty Basic Training Medal

 

For members of the Alabama National Guard who have honorable service and who have successfully completed an Active Duty Training Course while a member of the Alabama National Guard subsequent to the Calendar Year 1955.

Oak Leaf Cluster

 

Bronze oak-leaf cluster denotes each subsequent award of the same decoration. Silver oak-leaf cluster equals five bronze.

Bronze Service Star

 

The bronze service star is authorized for wear on the Operation Desert Storm Service ribbon for all personnel deployed to South West Asia.

Saint Andrew's Cross

 

 

 

After award of the Faithful Service Medal, a Bronze Saint Andrews Cross will be awarded upon completion of each subsequent three years of service. The cross is worn in the form of an X. After individual has earned five bronze crosses a Silver Saint Andrews Cross will be worn. When both silver and bronze crosses are worn, silver takes precedence.

Berlin Crisis (Clasp)


 


 

The "Berlin Crisis" clasp is authorized for the Alabama National Emergency Medal only members into active federal service during the "Berlin Crisis."                       

​9-11 (Clasp)

 

This "9-11" clasp is authorized for the Alabama National Emergency Medal if the member was called to active federal service during Operation Noble Eagle, Iraqi Freedom, or Enduring Freedom.

Ribbon Device (numerical)


 


 


 

Numerical ribbon devices indicate subsequent awards for specific ribbons.  The original award is represented by the ribbon and each additional award is represented by a number. 
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