The South Dakota Service Medal Ribbon is officially hallmarked by the U.S. Institute of Heraldry. This award is given to service members of the South Dakota National Guard since 1959 assigned to a unit for a 5 year period, 100 percent training attendance, and honorable service. This ribbon comes in a color pattern of three sections of red, white, and blue from left to right. South Dakota Service Medal Ribbons are made with the highest government standards and are US Military approved. All ribbons of the US Military are made in the USA. Ribbons are unmounted and do not come with a holding bar. To purchase this ribbon for yourself or a family member's shadow box, or display case, we require a DD-214 or other valid proof that this medal was honorably awarded.