103rd Infantry Division, A-1-150

103rd Infantry Division, A-1-150

103rd Infantry Division

Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

Description

On a yellow disc 2 1/2 inches (6.35 cm) in diameter, a blue horizontal base, overall a green giant cactus, all with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) Army green border. 

Symbolism
The cactus represents the home area of the unit in the Southwest when it was first organized and is symbolic of the unit's nickname.   

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the 103d Division on 14 October 1922 and the approval specified the segment at the bottom of the disc to be the color of the branch of service. On 18 June 1935, the authorization was amended to standardize the design with the segment at the bottom of the disc to be blue. It was redesignated for the 103d Command Headquarters (Divisional) on 23 October 1963. It was redesignated for the 103d Support Command on 29 March 1978. The insignia was redesignated effective 16 September 1993, for the 103d Infantry Division. It was redesignated effective 16 September 2006, for the 103d Sustainment Command and updated to add a symbolism. 
(TIOH Drawing Number A-1-150)
 
 
 
Information & Plaques
Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry

 

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