Army National Guard, Georgia, A-1-537

Army National Guard, Georgia, A-1-537

Description/Blazon
On a white disc within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) blue border 2 5/8 inches (6.67 cm) in diameter overall a red boar's head with white tusks and eye, holding in the mouth a green oak branch all on a wreath of six twists, alternately white and red.

Symbolism
The boar's head on the wreath is an adaptation of the crest authorized for the color bearing units of the Georgia Army National Guard. The wild boar symbolizes courage and ferocity. The boar's head from the arms of James Oglethorpe, founder of the Colony of Georgia, is also an emblem of hospitality. The colors red, white and blue are the official colors of Georgia.
Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, Georgia Army National Guard on 28 May 1970. The insignia was redesignated effective 30 December 1983 for Headquarters, State Area Command, Georgia Army National Guard. It was redesignated for the Georgia Army National Guard Element, Joint Force Headquarters and amended to update the description effective 1 October 2003.
(TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-537)
Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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