316th Cavalry Brigade, A-1-983

316th Cavalry Brigade, A-1-983

Description/Blazon
A yellow shield-shaped device 3 1/2 inches (8.89 cm) in height and 3 inches (7.62 cm) in width overall bearing a smaller shield separated scarlet above and white below by a gold lightning flash, from top right to bottom left, surmounted by a yellow sheathed cavalry saber bendwise hilt to base, all within an orle of eight black mullets, the whole device edged by a black 1/8 inch (.32 cm) border.

Symbolism
The shield shape of the device symbolizes defense and protection of the United States. The color black and the eight stars represent the Eighth Tank Destroyer Group from which the unit was formed. The lightning flash denotes speed, mobility, and effectiveness, the characteristics of the combined forces with which the Brigade cooperates. The saber refers to Cavalry missions and operations. Scarlet and white represent Cavalry; gold (yellow) denote excellence.
Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 14 November 2008.
(TIOH Drawing Number A-1-983) 
Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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