263rd Army Air and Missile Defense Command, A-1-782

263rd Army Air and Missile Defense Command
Anderson, South Carolina
Army National Guard, South Carolina

On a yellow rectangle arced at the top and bottom, with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) red border 3 inches (7.62 cm) in height and 2 inches (5.08 cm) in width overall, a blue palmetto bearing a white crescent, overall a red missile and red field piece saltirewise.
Scarlet and yellow are the colors traditionally associated with Air Defense Artillery. Yellow/gold refers to excellence. The missile and cannon, adapted from the branch insignia, represent firepower and strength. The palmetto and crescent are associated with the South Carolina State flag and reflect the home of the unit.
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the 263d Air Defense Artillery Brigade on 14 February 1991. The insignia was redesignated for the 263d Army Air and Missile Defense Command on 20 February 2002.
(TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-782)
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