297th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, A-1-1064

297th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, A-1-1064

Description/Blazon
An embroidered insignia 3 inches (7.62 cm) in
height and 2 1/2 inches (6.35 cm) in width with a
1/8 inch (.32 cm) Yellow border, a shield blazoned:
Per bend Celeste and Argent (Silver Gray) a
lightning flash in bend Or between a saber to base
point up bendwise of the second and a wolf's head erased
Sable eyed with a mullet of the third.
Symbolism
Oriental blue and silver gray, representing loyalty
and determination, are associated with Military Intelligence.
The yellow/gold border is emblematic of excellence
and is the traditional color of Cavalry. The blue and
gold are also colors of the Alaska flag where the unit
was first organized. The wolf epitomizes the fierce hunter
and is symbolic of the brotherhood, bond, and commitment
felt within the Brigade. The saber symbolizes the
unit's Cavalry scouts. The gold diagonal lightning
bolt represents the signal company's part in the
Brigade. As a symbol of Alaska, Polaris, the
North Star, is shown as the wolf's always true and
steady eye, guiding the unit forward with absolute
focus and direction. The two sections of the shield
refer to the operational and tactical aspects of the
unit's primary mission. Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 5 October 2011.
(TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-1064)
Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

Loading...