U.S. Army Intelligence Agency, A-1-591

U.S. Army Intelligence Agency, A-1-591

Description

A disc 2 1/2 inches (6.35 cm) in width overall divided vertically silver gray and oriental blue bearing a heraldic rose charged at its center with a terrestrial globe all counterchanged and all within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) blue border.

 

Symbolism
Oriental blue and silver gray are the colors used for Military Intelligence. The rose, an ancient symbol for secrecy or silence, together with the globe, symbolizes the sub rosa aspects inherent in the operational activities and worldwide mission of the organization. The insignia is to be worn with the silver gray area of the rose facing to the front and one point down.

 

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 25 February 1976.
(TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-591)
Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!
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