Army National Guard, Guam, A-1-668

Army National Guard, Guam, A-1-668

Description/Blazon
On a pointed oval shield, 2 inches (5.08 cm) in width and 3 inches (7.62 cm) in height overall, and within an 1/8 inch (.32 cm) scarlet border, a landscape similar to that depicted in the coat of arms of Guam, with sky and sea in light blue, land areas green, palm tree with green foliage and brown trunk and in left foreground a canoe in brown with white sail.
Symbolism
The design is based on the coat of arms of Guam, showing land, sea and sky, with an ancient flying proa (canoe) approaching the beach near the mouth of the Agana River, and a palm tree in the foreground. The shape of the insignia is that of the sling stones used by the ancient Chamorros in hunting and fighting.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the Guam Army National Guard on 26 May 1981. It was redesignated for Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, Territorial Command, Guam Army National Guard with the description amended effective 30 December 1983. The insignia was amended to correct the height of the insignia and update the description on 3 December 2001. It was redesignated for the Guam Army National Guard Element, Joint Force Headquarters effective 1 October 2003.
(TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-668)
Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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