Army National Guard, Oklahoma, A-1-173

Army National Guard, Oklahoma, A-1-173

Description/Blazon
On a light blue shield 2 5/8 inches (6.67 cm) in height and 2 1/8 inches (5.40 cm) in width, an Indian's head in profile, copper-colored, with black eyes and hair, wearing a war bonnet of white feathers tipped scarlet and banded ultramarine blue.
Symbolism
The shoulder sleeve insignia is adapted from the crest of the Oklahoma Army National Guard.
Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, Oklahoma National Guard on 9 May 1952. It was redesignated on 30 December 1983, for Headquarters, State Area Command, Oklahoma Army National Guard. The insignia was redesignated effective 1 October 2003, for the Oklahoma Army National Guard Element, Joint Force Headquarters and amended to update the description and add a symbolism.

(TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-173)

Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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