The Louisiana Cold War Victory Ribbon will be awarded to any member or former member of the Louisiana National Guard who served honorably for a period of at least eighteen months during the Cold War era, 8 May 1945 to 25 December 1991. This award was established on 1 July 1999 for those volunteers who served honorably during the Cold War era to uphold the country's freedom in the face of a large and menacing enemy. The United States during that period of time was under a constant threat from the Soviet Union, which was pledged to destroy the Western way of life, and was the largest and most foreboding enemy the United States has ever faced.
b. Time served must be consecutive.
c. Only one award of the Cold War Victory Ribbon is authorized.