U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery Center and School, A-1-237


U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery Center and School
Fort Sill, Lawton, Oklahoma
United States Army Training and Doctrine Command
 

Description/Blazon
On a disc with a 1/8 inch (.32cm) yellow border, overall diameter 2 1/2 inches (6.35cm), two yellow lightning bolts throughout issuing diagonally from base to upper dexter and sinister, and dividing the disc into three sections, the outer sections red and the center section blue. On the blue section a yellow perpendicular guided missile.
Symbolism
Scarlet is the traditional Artillery color. Blue denotes the sky into which antiaircraft artillery missiles are fired. The stylized gold lightning symbolizes the electronic emanations used in electronic warfare and for missile guidance.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the Antiaircraft Artillery and Guided Missile School on 16 August 1956, and redesignated for the Antiaircraft Artillery and Guided Missile Center on 29 April 1957. It was redesignated on 29 July 1957, for the U.S. Army Air Defense Center and redesignated for U.S. Army Air Defense Center and Fort Bliss on 25 November 1967. The insignia was amended to extend authorization for wear to include personnel assigned to the U.S. Army Air Defense School on 19 June 1981. The insignia was redesignated for the US Army Air Defense Center with the description updated on 28 July 2011.
(TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-237)
Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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