Yellow Ribbon Programs

What is a Yellow Ribbon Program?

A Yellow Ribbon Program is a broad, organizationally structured program with national, regional, and statewide influence. A Yellow Ribbon designation is proclaimed from the State of Minnesota. In addition, a Yellow Ribbon Program needs to contain essential areas, including an HR Recruiting and HR Policy and Procedure Department, Training and Development, and Community and Employee Outreach and Support Departments.

A Yellow Ribbon Program unites all key areas within a military company structure to create a comprehensive network that connects and coordinates these areas throughout the company for the purpose of proactively supporting service members and military families. Please note that programs without broad organizational structures to include the above key areas or national, regional, and statewide influence should partner with local Yellow Ribbon Communities to make a difference and demonstrate their support to service members and military families.