Army National Guard, District of Columbia, A-1-477

Army National Guard, District of Columbia, A-1-477

Description/Blazon
On a red three-sided background 2 1/4 inches (5.72 cm) in height and 2 1/8 inches (5.40 cm) in width with the base straight and the sides arced, the crest of the National Guard of the District of Columbia Proper.
Symbolism
The dome of the United States Capitol typifies the District of Columbia and the rising sun is from the District of Columbia seal. The District lies within the territory of the original thirteen states whose predominant population was of English origin; accordingly, the twists of the wreath are white and red.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the District of Columbia National Guard on 7 June 1948. It was redesignated for Headquarters, District Area Command, District of Columbia Army National Guard on 30 December 1983. The insignia was redesignated effective 1 October 2003, for the District of Columbia Army National Guard Element, Joint Force Headquarters and amended to update the description and add a symbolism.
(TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-477)
Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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