Army National Guard, Utah, A-1-828

Army National Guard, Utah, A-1-828

Description/Blazon
On a white disc with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) blue border 2 1/2 inches (6.35 cm) in diameter overall, a silhouette of the State of Utah bearing a Mormon militiaman in white.
Symbolism
The militiaman represents a member of the Mormon battalion, predecessor of the present day Utah Army National Guard. Red, white and blue are our national colors.
Background
The first design was approved for Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, Utah National Guard on 1 February 1956. It was amended to approve the insignia for Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment and other nondivisional units of the Utah National Guard. The first design was rescinded (cancelled) and a second design approved on 5 March 1964. The insignia was redesignated for Headquarters, State Area Command, Utah Army National Guard and the description amended on 30 December 1983. The third and current design of the shoulder sleeve insignia was authorized on 10 October 1996. It was redesignated for the Utah Army National Guard Element, Joint Force Headquarters effective 1 October 2003.

(TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-828)

Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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