149th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, A-1-560

49th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, A-1-560

Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

Description

On a shield 2 inches (5.08 cm) in width and 2 3/8 inches (6.03 cm) in height overall divided per cross blue and red a stylized yellow drive sprocket voided of the field all within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) yellow border.

Symbolism

The colors yellow, blue and red are used for the principal combat arms.  The forward drive sprocket of a tank symbolizes the striking power and mobility of the armor mission.  The blue color is also a reference to the sobriquet of Kentucky as the Blue Grass State, home area of the organization.

Background

The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the 149th Armor Brigade on 5 March 1973.  It was redesignated for the 149th Infantry Brigade Combat Team with the description updated effective 1 September 2006.  The insignia was redesignated for the 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade effective 1 September 2008.   (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-560)

Information & Plaques
Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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