Army National Guard, Nevada, A-1-166

Army National Guard, Nevada, A-1-166

Description/Blazon
On a blue background in the shape of the State of Nevada with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) white border, 2 1/8 inches (5.40 cm) in width and 3 1/2 inches (8.89 cm) in height overall, a star one point up within an open garland of sagebrush, both white.
Symbolism
The star above a wreath of sagebrush is taken from the state flag. The star suggests the state of Nevada as does the shape of the patch.
Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, Nevada National Guard on 21 May 1952. It was redesignated with description amended on 30 December 1983, for Headquarters, State Area Command, Nevada Army National Guard. The insignia was redesignated for the Nevada 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-1-166)

Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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