U.S. Army Strategic Defense Command, A-1-512

U.S. Army Strategic Defense Command, A-1-512

U.S. Army Strategic Defense Command, A-1-512
Description

On a shield 3 inches (7.62 cm) in height and 2 inches (5.08 cm) in width with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) yellow border around a background divided equally into scarlet and light blue from left to right, the helmeted head of a Roman centurion facing left, in yellow.

 

Symbolism
The colors scarlet and yellow are traditionally associated with Artillery and light blue represents the sky. The sentinel denotes readiness and alertness, representing the organization as guardian of the nation’s skies.

 

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the Field Elements of the Sentinel System Organization on 10 January 1969. It was redesignated for the Field Elements of the Safeguard System Organization on 8 May 1969. It was redesignated for the Field Elements of the US Army Ballistic Missile Defense Organization on 17 July 1974. The insignia was redesignated for the US Army Strategic Defense Command on 12 December 1985.

TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-512 PDF

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Learys Military Company
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