Army National Guard, Louisiana, A-1-521

Army National Guard, Louisiana, A-1-521

Description/Blazon
On a blue octagon edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) yellow border, the overall dimensions 2 1/2 inches (6.35 cm) in height and in width, a white pelican with yellow bill and blue eye, feeding three silver gray young all in a yellow nest.

Symbolism
The design is taken from the device used on the Louisiana State Seal and is the crest approved for the regiments and separate battalions of the Louisiana Army National Guard. The colors yellow and blue are taken from the Louisiana State Flag.
Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment and other nondivisional elements of the Louisiana Army National Guard on 18 June 1969. It was redesignated for Headquarters, State Area Command, Louisiana Army National Guard on 30 December 1983. The insignia was redesignated for the Louisiana Army National Guard Element, Joint Force Headquarters and amended to update the description effective 1 October 2003.

(TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-521)

Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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