Iowa National Guard Medal of Merit Ribbon
This is a State National/Air Guard award. These awards are presented to members of the United States National Guard or the Air National Guard and are worn in addition to a service person's Federal military awards. Each state or territory has its own awards with its own requirements. While the actual design of the ribbon might be the same as another state's ribbon, the medals can be presented for different purposes. Please refer to the state's National/Air Guard regulations for specific award criteria.