Army National Guard, Idaho, A-1-586

Army National Guard, Idaho, A-1-586

Description/Blazon
On a blue (ultramarine) shield 2 15/16 inches (7.46 cm) in height and 3 inches (7.62 cm) in width overall, a gold elk shaded and detailed gold brown, facing to the front with head turned slightly to the right, couped at the shoulder issuing from a wreath of six twists alternating yellow and blue (grotto) all within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) yellow border.
Symbolism
The elk's head to the neck with full antlers is the crest which appeared on the first territorial seal of Idaho adopted on 5 March 1866.
Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, Idaho Army National Guard on 28 July 1975. It was redesignated with description amended for Headquarters, State Area Command, Idaho Army National Guard on 30 December 1983. The insignia was redesignated for the Idaho 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-1-586)
Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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