Army National Guard, Michigan, A-1-485

Army National Guard, Michigan, A-1-485

Description/Blazon
On a blue shield 2 7/8 inches (7.30 cm) in height and 2 3/8 inches (6.03 cm) in width, a yellow griffin segreant on a twist of yellow and blue.
Symbolism
The shoulder sleeve insignia is adapted from the crest of the Michigan Army National Guard. The griffin is a symbol of vigilance and readiness. As the original exploration and settlement within the State was French, the twists of the wreath are yellow (gold) and blue.
Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, Michigan National Guard on 7 March 1949. It was redesignated on 30 December 1983, for Headquarters, State Area Command, Michigan Army National Guard. The insignia was redesignated for the Michigan 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-1-485)

Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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