30th Medical Brigade, A-1-810

30th Medical Brigade, A-1-810

Description/Blazon
On a maroon 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, a white sword entwined by a gold serpent grasping a gold star in its jaws.
Symbolism
Maroon and white are the colors traditionally associated with the Medical Corps. The upright sword symbolizes military preparedness and is entwined by a serpent recalling the Staff of Aesculapius and a heritage of medical service. The star represents the state of Texas, where the 30th Medical Regiment was first activated.
Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the 30th Medical Brigade on 10 December 1993. It was redesignated for the 30th Medical Command on 19 August 2008. The insignia was redesignated for the 30th Medical Brigade effective 16 October 2013.
(TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-810)
Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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