Illinois National Guard Medal of Valor Ribbon
This is the Illinois National Guard Medal of Valor Ribbon. This award is given to members of the Illinois National Guard who distinguish themselves by a conspicuous act of courage and valor. The act may have been performed either in a military or non-military status. The deed or act performed must be one that displays personal bravery or self-sacrifice above and beyond the call of duty. It must be so conspicuous as to clearly distinguish the individual for gallantry above the individual's comrades, and must involve personal risk of life or performance of more than ordinarily hazardous service. Incontestable proof of the act or deed is required. This award can be earned more than once and is shown by bronze and silver oak leaf clusters.