Illinois National Guard Medal of Merit Ribbon
This is the Illinois National Guard Medal of Merit Ribbon. This ribbon may be awarded to a member of the Illinois National Guard who distinguishes themselves by exceptionally meritorious service for the State. Superior performance of duty alone will not justify the award. The service performed must be clearly outstanding and unmistakably exceptionally when compared to the achievement of individuals of like rank and responsibilities. This award can be earned more than once and is shown by bronze and silver oak leaf clusters.