17th Field Artillery Brigade, A-1-622

17th Field Artillery Brigade

On a red shield arched at top and bottom, 2 inches (5.08 cm) in width and 3 inches (7.62 cm) in height overall, a vertical yellow thunderbolt between saltirewise four yellow flashes terminating in arrowheads; all within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) yellow border.
Scarlet and yellow are the colors used for Artillery. The thunderbolt and flashes are symbolic of the awesome firepower of Artillery. Additionally, during World War I the organization was a part of the 17th Division (Thunderbolt).

The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 19 July 1978.
(TIOH Drawing Number A-1-622)
Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!