98th Training Division (IET), A-1-145

98th Training Division (IET), A-1-145

98th Infantry Division

Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

Description

On a blue shield of the shape of the shield on the great seal of the State of New York, within an 1/8 inch (.32cm) orange border an Indian head in profile with five feathers in top knot in orange. The overall dimensions of the shield are 3 inches (7.62cm) in height and 2 1/4 inches (5.72cm) in width.

Symbolism
The territory of this Division is the greater portion of New York State. The colors are those of the Dutch House of Nassau, the device is the Iroquois chief, the feathers representing the Five Nations.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the 98th Division (Training) on 24 April 1967. It was amended on 10 March 1969, to correct the dimensions of the insignia. It was amended to reduce the size of the border on 8 August 1997. The insignia was redesignated effective 16 September 2008, for the 98th Training Division.

(TIOH Drawing Number A-1-145)
Subdued, Olive Drab, NSN: 8455-00-127-3219

Information & Plaques
Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry

 

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