86th Infantry Brigade, A-1-326

86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team

Shoulder Sleeve Insignia


On a silhouetted right cylinder 2 inches (5.08 cm) in width and 3 inches (7.62 cm) in height, a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) yellow border within which is a yellow ray issuing from a point 1/8 inch (.32 cm) above the lower border and extending to points 1/4 inch (.64 cm) below the upper corners with the remaining triangular sections blue on the left and red on the right, and in the center of the yellow ray the profile of a stag's head and neck in black with yellow eye.


The shape of the insignia is the distinctive shape used for Brigades. Yellow is for Armor; blue and red refer to the Infantry and Artillery components of the Brigade. The stag's head is adapted from the Vermont National Guard Crest.


The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the 86th Armored Brigade on 1 July 1964. It was redesignated for the 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team with the description updated effective 1 September 2006. The insignia was amended to add the mountain tab on 1 November 2007.

(TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-326)
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Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!