Army National Guard, Washington, A-1-184

Army National Guard, Washington, A-1-184

Description/Blazon
On a white shield with a green 1/8 inch (.32 cm) border 2 inches (5.08 cm) in width and 2 3/4 inches (6.99 cm) in height overall, a black raven with wings addorsed and inverted issuing out of a yellow ducal coronet.
Symbolism
The design is the crest of the coat of arms of George Washington. The State of Washington is a part of the "Oregon Territory," the American title which was established in 1846.
Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, Washington National Guar on 15 August 1952. It was redesignated with description amended for Headquarters, State Area Command, Washington Army National Guard on 30 December 1983. The insignia was redesignated for the Washington 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-1-184)

Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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