50th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, A-1-955

50th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, A-1-955

50th Infantry Brigade Combat Team

Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

Description

On a seven-sided embroidered item vertically divided through the center, dark blue and red, the upper ends of the item at a 45° angle, the sides slanted outwardly at the top and the base coming to a 90° angle point, consisting of a yellow reversed triangular-shape throughout surmounted at top by a white star, all between two white stars; all within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) dark blue border. Overall dimensions are 2 1/4 inches (5.72 cm) in width and 3 inches (7.62 cm) in length.

Symbolism

Flag blue is the color traditionally associated with the Infantry units. The tri-colors of the insignia represent the Brigade's Armor heritage and its alignment with the 42d Infantry Rainbow Division. The three stars signify the 50th Infantry Brigade Combat Team heritage; also illustrating the unit's home state, New Jersey, the third state of the union to sign the U.S. Constitution. The middle reversed triangular-shape suggests the letter "V" for Victory, denoting victory over the enemies at home and abroad and underlining the unit's mission to defend and protect the nation. 

Background

The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 22 January 2008.

(TIOH Drawing Number A-1-955)
 
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Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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