49th Quartermaster Group, A-1-836

49th Quartermaster Group, A-1-836

Shoulder Sleeve Insignia
Description/Blazon On a buff rectangle with rounded corners 2 inches (5.08 cm) in width and 3 inches (7.62 cm) in height overall with a 1/8 inches (.32 cm) black border, a black vertical stripe charged with a light blue flash superimposed by a black annulet counterchanged.
Symbolism
Buff and light blue are the colors traditionally used by the Quartermaster Corps. Black denotes solidity and refers to petroleum; the light blue flash represents speed and quick response. The vertical stripe symbolizes the flow of fuel and water, while the annulet, suggesting a wheel (as on the Quartermaster insignia of branch), highlights the constant movement of supplies and materiel.
Background The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 22 June 1998.

(TIOH Drawing Number A-1-836) 
Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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