95th Civil Affairs Brigade, A-1-895

95th Civil Affairs Brigade, A-1-805

On a purple rectangle arced at the top and bottom with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) white border, 2 inches (5.08 cm) in width and 3 inches (7.62 cm) in height overall, between three white stars and scarlet flames edged yellow in chief; a crossed white quill and sword points down. Above the insignia a black tab inscribed "AIRBORNE" in scarlet.
Purple and white are the colors traditionally associated with Civil Affair units. The quill and sword with points down represent the transition from war and conflict to the post combat phase of military operations. The flame, adapted from the torch of the Civil Affairs branch insignia, symbolizes guidance and enlightenment. The fire also underscores the flames of war and how we must make the change to peace and then defend and enforce the peace. The three stars commemorate the campaign awards for service in Korea.
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 15 August 2006.
(TIOH Drawing Number A-1-895)
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