1st Medical Brigade, A-1-844

1st Medical Brigade, A-1-844

Description/Blazon
On a white rectangle arced at top and bottom with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) yellow border, 2 inches (5.08 cm) in width and 3 inches (7.62 cm) in height overall, a maroon cross throughout bearing a yellow rod entwined by a green snake with a red eye.
Symbolism
Maroon and white are the colors used by the Army Medical Department units; gold is for excellence. The staff of Aesculapius and the maroon cross, symbolize the medical arts and allude to the mission of the Brigade.
Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was authorized effective 6 June 2000.
(TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-844)
Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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