Army National Guard, Kansas, A-1-160

Army National Guard, Kansas, A-1-160

Description/Blazon
On a blue disc 2 1/2 inches (6.35 cm) in diameter a sunflower proper (yellow petals, brown center).
Symbolism
The sunflower is the State flower. The sunflower sets on a field of dark blue representing the territory as an original portion of the Louisiana Purchase, which made the future lands of Kansas a part of the United States.
Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, Kansas National Guard on 22 October 1951. It was redesignated for all nondivisional units of the Kansas National Guard on 13 June 1956. The insignia was redesignated for Headquarters, State Area Command, Kansas Army National Guard on 30 December 1983. It was redesignated effective 1 October 2003, for the Kansas Army National Guard Element, Joint Force Headquarters and amended to update the description and add a symbolism.

(TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-160)

Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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