1st Space Brigade, A-1-883

1st Space Brigade, A-1-883

Description/Blazon

On a shield edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) Yellow border blazoned as follows: Per pile transposed Sable and Gules, an eagle, wings elevated and displayed Proper, supported by a demi-globe issuant from base Azure, gridlined Or encircled by two orbits in saltire surmounted at their intersection by a flight symbol ascending bendwise point to chief Argent, in chief a polestar of the last. Overall dimensions are 2 1/4 inches (5.72 cm) in width by 3 inches (7.62 cm) in height.

 

Symbolism
Black denotes space. The eagle represents freedom and constant vigilance. The orbits with the light symbol encircling the demi-globe signifies the unit's worldwide coverage of gathering intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, communications, early warning and navigation missions. The polestar symbolizes the Army satellites in space for navigation. The triangular shape suggests communication between satellites in space and the soldiers in the field.

 

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 31 January 2006.
(TIOH Drawing Number A-1-883)
 
Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!
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