Army National Guard, New Mexico, A-1-583

Army National Guard, New Mexico, A-1-583

Description/Blazon
On a yellow shield (of the same shape depicted on the coat of arms of the United States) 2 1/2 inches (6.35 cm) in height and 2 1/4 inches (5.72 cm) in width overall including a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) red border, a red Zia Sun Symbol (in the same proportions as fixed by act of the New Mexico Legislature).
Symbolism
The colors red and yellow, the official colors of New Mexico, and the Zia Sun Symbol, the State's official emblem, were taken from the State flag of New Mexico.
Background The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, New Mexico National Guard on 7 March 1975. The insignia was redesignated for Headquarters, State Area Command, New Mexico Army National Guard on 12 August 1985. It was redesignated for the New Mexico Army National Guard Element, Joint Force Headquarters and amended to update the description effective 1 October 2003.

(TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-583)

Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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