8th Military Police Brigade, A-1-820A

8th Military Police Brigade, A-1-820

Description/Blazon

On a green rectangle arced at top and bottom with a 1/8 inch (.32cm) yellow border 2 inches (5.08cm) in width and 3 inches (7.62cm) in height overall, a yellow sunburst bearing a taeguk all superimposed by a yellow sword.

 

Symbolism
Green and yellow are the colors traditionally used by Military Police units. The upright sword represents total military preparedness, and the sunburst symbolizes knowledge and truth. The taeguk highlights the unit's mission in Korea.

 

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was authorized on 16 April 1996. It was amended to change the symbolism on 16 October 2006.

(TIOH Drawing Number A-1-820A) 
Subdued TIOH Drawing Number A-1-820B
Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!
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