National Guard Awards

Reference: DA PAM 670-1, dated 26 January 2021

22-5. Order of precedence within categories of medals

j. State awards for Army National Guard Soldiers. Under the provisions of Title 32, United States Code (32 USC), Army National Guard (ARNG) personnel are authorized to wear State awards under applicable State laws or regulations when assigned to the ARNG under the command and control of the governor or Adjutant General. The term "State" includes the 50 states, U.S. territories (which include Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands), Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia.

The following personnel statuses are included in this authorization: Active Guard Reserve, active duty for training, active duty for special work, full-time National Guard duty for special work or training, annual training, and inactive duty training (drill status), including periods when personnel may be attached to the Regular Army or reserve of any Service, whether paid or unpaid.

Personnel will wear such awards in the State order of precedence after Federal and foreign awards. Under the provisions of 10 USC, Soldiers on active Federal service are authorized to accept, but not wear State or territory awards.