201st Military Intelligence Brigade / 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, A-1-733

201st Military Intelligence Brigade / 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, A-1-733

Description/Blazon
On a shield divided from upper left to lower right, silver gray above oriental blue with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) yellow border 3 inches (7.62 cm) in height and 2 5/16 inches (5.87 cm) in width overall, a sword between two flashes all yellow.

Symbolism
Oriental blue and silver gray are the Military Intelligence branch colors. The two parts symbolize the responsibility for acquisition and processing of tactical and strategic intelligence. The sword symbolizes the aggressiveness, and physical danger inherent in Military Intelligence operations. The lightning bolts refer to the electronic warfare capabilities of the unit and the commander's need for accurate and ready intelligence from all sources.
Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the 201st Military Intelligence Brigade on 29 April 1987. It was redesignated effective 16 October 2008, for the 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade with the description updated.
(TIOH Drawing Number A-1-733)

Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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