Army National Guard, Arkansas, A-1-157

Army National Guard, Arkansas, A-1-157

Description/Blazon
On a white diamond with a blue border bearing twenty-five white stars, 2 7/16 inches (6.19 cm) in height and 3 3/8 inches (8.57 cm) in width overall, a red razor-back hog.
Symbolism
The diamond shape, taken from the State flag, signifies that Arkansas is the only diamond bearing state in the Union. The twenty-five stars on the border show it was the twenty-fifth state admitted to the union. The wild hogs known as razor-backs were native to the Arkansas wilderness.
Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, Arkansas National Guard on 16 May 1952. It was redesignated for Headquarters, State Area Command, Arkansas Army National Guard on 30 December 1983. The insignia was redesignated for the Arkansas Army National Guard Element, Joint Force Headquarters and amended to update the description and add a symbolism effective 1 October 2003.
(TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-157)
Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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