171st Infantry Brigade, A-1-314

171st Infantry Brigade, A-1-314

171st Infantry Brigade

Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

Description

On an upright blue rectangle with rounded ends 3 inches (7.62 cm) in height and 2 inches (5.08 cm) in width overall, and within a 1/16 inch (.16 cm) inner white border and a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) outer red border, a representation of northern lights in yellow above two white-capped mountains and overall from top to bottom a blue bayonet, point up, edged white.

Symbolism

Combat arms colors are represented with the bayonet alluding to the Infantry and symbolizing attack. The northern lights are symbolic of the area in which the unit was initially organized and the mountains refer to the terrain over which the units will maneuver to gain and hold ground.

Background

The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 28 August 1963.

(TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-314)

Information & Plaques
Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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