504th Military Intelligence Brigade / 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, A-1-716

504th Military Intelligence Brigade / 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, A-1-716

Description/Blazon
On a blue shield 3 inches (7.62 cm) in height and 2 1/4 inches (5.72 cm) in width with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) yellow border, a silver gray winged lightning flash with wings elevated the flash topped with a silver gray demi-fleur-de-lis.

Symbolism
Oriental blue and silver gray are the colors associated with the Military Intelligence branch. The wings suggest loftiness, or the advantage obtained from clear observation. The lighting flash alludes to the unit's ability to respond accurately and quickly in support of the Commander's needs for intelligence from all sources. The fleur-de-lis is both a symbol of intelligence and of the Brigade's roots in the battles of Northern France and Central Europe. Yellow (gold) signifies excellence and achievement.
Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the 504th Military Intelligence Brigade on 19 December 1985. It was redesignated effective 16 March 2008, for the 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade with the description updated.
(TIOH Drawing Number A-1-716)

Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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