Seventh Army, A-1-7

Seventh Army, A-1-7

Description/Blazon
On a blue right angle triangular background, the hypotenuse to base, a seven stepped letter "A" (steps 1/4 inch (.64 cm)) in yellow with the center in scarlet, horizontal element 1/4 inch (.64 cm) in width. The overall dimensions are 1 15/16 inches (4.92 cm) in height and 3 3/4 inches (9.53 cm) in width.

Symbolism
The colors blue, yellow, and red allude to the three basic arms. The pyramidal figure is of a distinctive form with the symbolic letter "A" representing the first letter of the "Army" while the number of steps on each side represent the numerical designation of the unit.
Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the Seventh Army on 23 June 1943. It was amended to change the dimensions on 17 March 2008. The insignia was redesignated effective 16 July 2009, for United States Army Europe with the symbolism updated. The redesignation was cancelled and the insignia reinstated for Seventh Army on 7 July 2009. It was redesignated for United States Army Europe with the symbolism updated effective 17 April 2010. The redesignation to United States Army Europe was cancelled and the insignia was designated for Seventh Army for historical purposes on 21 January 2011.
(TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-7).
Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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