372nd Engineer Brigade, A-1-933

372nd Engineer Brigade, A-1-933

Description/Blazon

A shield-shaped embroidered item blazoned as follows: Argent, on a pale Gules a tower of the first, charged with a bayonet erect Sable, in chief a polestar of the first; all within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) Red border. Overall dimensions are 2 1/4 inches (5.72 cm) in width and 3 inches (7.62 cm) in length.
Symbolism
Scarlet and white are the colors traditionally used by Engineer units. The shield signifies protection. The tower symbolizes the Engineer Corps and the unit's branch affiliation. The black bayonet suggests the Brigade's close combat mission. The polestar denotes the North Star, alluding to the unit's headquarters location in Minnesota.
Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved for 372d Engineer Brigade effective 16 September 2008.

(TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-933)
 

Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!
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