U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), A-1-611

U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), A-1-611

Description/Blazon
On a battle-axe shaped shield with point to base, 3 1/4 inches (8.26 cm) in height and 2 3/4 inches (6.99 cm) in width overall, a field divided into quarters of silver gray at upper left and lower right, and oriental blue at upper right and lower left bearing in saltire a white torch with flame at upper right crossing a white lightning flash; overall at center a vertical yellow doubled-webbed key with bow in base, all within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) wide yellow border.
Symbolism
The quartered field alludes to the four primary intelligence functions: collection, analysis, production and dissemination of intelligence. The lightning bolt signifies worldwide electrical communications, both friendly and hostile, and the torch stands for knowledge and vigilance. The double-webbed key is symbolic of security and control. Gold and silver (yellow and white) denote achievement and energy; gray and blue determination and loyalty.
Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 6 April 1977. It was amended to change the color blue on 27 May 1988.
(TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-611)
Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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