U.S. Central Army Group (CENTAG), A-1-649


U.S. Central Army Group (CENTAG)
The Central Army Group (CENTAG) was established in 1952 and assigned to work with
United States Army Europe
at Campbell Barracks,
Heidelberg, Germany
Description/Blazon
Centered on a green shield within a 1/8 inch (.32cm) silver gray border, 2 3/4 inches (6.99cm) in width and 3 1/2 inches (8.89cm) in height overall, a silver gray rampant lion upon a silver gray four-pointed star all with black outlines and details.
Symbolism
The green of the shield is the traditional European color for ground forces. The lion, in a defensive striking posture, symbolizes power and courage, and the four points of the star represent the directions toward peace undertaken by all NATO nations. Black and silver are symbolic of wisdom and peace.
Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 7 Jan 1980. (TIOH Drawing Number A-1-649)
Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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