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Army - National Guard (U.S.)

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Overview

The United States National Guard is part of the reserve components of the United States Army and the United States Air Force. It is a military reserve force composed of National Guard military members or units of each state and the territories of Guam, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia, for a total of 54 separate organizations. All members of the National Guard of the United States are also members of the Organized Militia of the United States as defined by 10 U.S.C. 246. National Guard units are under the dual control of the state governments and the federal government.

The official flags for each of the 54 Joint Force Headquarters of state and territorial National Guards are dark blue with a yellow fringe, and with the shoulder sleeve insignia for that state in the center (Per AR 840-10)

The patches for each state National Guard headquarters are here:
https://tioh.army.mil/Catalog/HeraldryList.aspx?CategoryId=247&grp=2&menu=Uniformed%2Services

Dark blue is the distinguishing color of the National Guard Bureau. The National Guard Bureau is a joint bureau of the Departments of Army and the Air Force.

Army National Guard (ARNG) general officers not in federal service have these rank flags:
https://tioh.army.mil/Catalog/Heraldry.aspx?HeraldryId=16189&CategoryId=9357&grp=2&menu=Uniformed%20Services

ARNG general officers in federal service have the same flags as other Army general officers.

Air National Guard general officers have the same flags as Air Force general officers.

Congress has not yet determined if there will be a Space National Guard to support the US Space Force.

Flags for the chief and vice chief of the National Guard Bureau are here:
https://tioh.army.mil/Catalog/HeraldryMulti.aspx?CategoryId=9354&grp=2&menu=Uniformed%20Services

Army National Guard flag:
https://www.oatesflag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Army-National-Guard-Flag-Fringe.jpg

Air National Guard flag:
https://www.oatesflag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Air-National-Guard-Flag.jpg
Dave Fowler, 23 August 2020

 

National Guard Flag

[United States National Guard] image by Valentin Poposki, 23 August 2020

This is a logo flag.
Dave Fowler, 23 August 2020


General Officers' Flags

The basic design is shown in AR 840-10 [usa98], page 16, figures 3-26 through 3-28, the text quoted below:

3-37. General officers of the Army National Guard whose ranks are not federally recognized

These general officers flags will be prescribed by the State concerned, providing the design is not similar to or in conflict with flags prescribed in this regulation. (See NGR 725-1.) To avoid conflict and to provide a recognized State system, the Department of the Army has suitable flag designs that may be used if desired by the States. The flag designs, adaptable to each State, have a national flag blue background with the crest of the individual State Army National Guard organization in proper colors. The fringe is yellow.

Individual flag designs are as follows:

a. Lieutenant General. The crest is vertically centered below one white five-pointed star. Two white five-pointed stars are horizontally centered on the flag. (See fig 3-26.)

b. Major General. The crest is centered between two white five-pointed stars horizontally centered on the flag. (See fig 3-27.)

c. Brigadier General. The crest is vertically centered below one white five-pointed star. (See fig 3-28.)
Submitted by Phil Nelson, 22 February 2000

State National Guard Flags

Alabama

[United States National Guard] image by Valentin Poposki, 23 August 2020

This is a logo flag.
Dave Fowler, 23 August 2020

Georgia

[United States National Guard] image by Valentin Poposki, 23 August 2020

This is a logo flag.
Dave Fowler, 23 August 2020

Minnesota

[United States National Guard] image by Valentin Poposki, 23 August 2020

This is a logo flag.
Dave Fowler, 23 August 2020

Virginia

[United States National Guard] image by Valentin Poposki, 23 August 2020

This is a logo flag.
Dave Fowler, 23 August 2020