GUARD HELP RIBBON
Award established 1 October 1999.
To whom awarded:
The Guard Help Ribbon may be awarded to individuals of the New York State Organized Militia who perform duty in any status in support of local or state governments, communities and organizations identified by the Adjutant General's Ofice as authorized "Guard Help" programs. The Guard Help Ribbon may not be awarded in conjunction with missions for whom the New York State Aid to Civil Authority Medal or Medal for Humane Service to New York State is authorized.
Applications will be submitted using DMNA Form 106D-R through command channels to each respective major component awards area of responsibility who will be the awarding authorities. Applications for groups of individuals receiving this award for participating on the same "Guard Help" project may be supported by a single citation along with a roster of eligible personnel.
Only one award is authorized for issue per calendar year. The Guard Help Ribbon is given for a "first time" award. For each succeeding award, a medal device (shield) will be attached to the suspension ribbon and service ribbon. These devices shall be:
Silver to represent one additional award and
Gold to represent five additional awards.