Army National Guard, Indiana, A-1-482

Army National Guard, Indiana, A-1-482

Description
On an ultramarine blue shield 2 1/2 inches (6.35 cm) in width and 3 1/2 inches (8.89 cm) in height with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) golden yellow border, a star above a flaming torch emitting seven rays, all golden yellow.
Symbolism
The design elements are taken from the Indiana state flag. The torch signifies liberty and enlightenment; the rays around the torch represent their far reaching influence. The one large star above the torch represents Indiana.
Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, Indiana National Guard on 17 May 1949. It was redesignated effective 1 May 1984, with description revised, for Headquarters, State Area Command, Indiana Army National Guard. The insignia was redesignated for the Indiana 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-1-482)

Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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