176th Medical Brigade, A-1-1095

176th Medical Brigade, A-1-1095

On a white rectangle arched at top and bottom 3 inches (7.62 cm)
in height and 2 inches (5.08 cm) in width overall, having at center a maroon
cross with arms extending throughout, thereon between two gold stars a green
serpent entwined around a gold staff charged at top with a maroon fleur-de-lis,
all within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) gold border.
Symbolism Maroon and white are the colors traditionally associated with the Medical Corps. The cross and staff of Aesculapius, symbols of healing and medicine, highlight the Brigade’s mission. The fleur-de-lis alludes to the unit’s World War II campaign participation in France. The two stars represent Texas, the location of the Brigade’s Headquarters when activated in 2010 and California, the location of the unit’s Headquarters as a Medical Group from 1981 through 2010. The gold border is emblematic of honor and excellence in service.
Background The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 21 May 2014. (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-1095) 

 176th Medical Brigade, A-1-1095 Spec Sheet PDF

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Learys Military Company


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Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!