Army National Guard, Wisconsin, A-1-185

Army National Guard, Wisconsin, A-1-185

Description/Blazon
On a red shield, 2 3/8 inches (6.03 cm) in width and 2 1/2 inches (6.35 cm) in height, a badger's face, black with white markings and red tongue.
Symbolism
The red of the background is one of the National colors. The badger is from the crest of the State Seal of Wisconsin and alludes to the State nickname "The Badger State."
Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, Wisconsin National Guard on 2 December 1952. It was redesignated for Headquarters, State Area Command, Wisconsin Army National Guard on 30 December 1983. The insignia was amended to correct the wording of the description and symbolism on 7 August 1986. It was redesignated for the Wisconsin Army National Guard Element, Joint Force Headquarters and amended to update the description effective 1 October 2003.


(TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-185)

Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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