402nd Field Artillery Brigade, A-1-706

402nd Field Artillery Brigade, A-1-706

Description/Blazon

On a blue pointed arch curved at bottom with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) wide yellow border 2 5/8 inches (6.67 cm) in width and 3 1/4 inches (8.26 cm) in height overall, a yellow torch with red and yellow flames centered upon two crossed swords with white blades point up and yellow hilts, and centered overall a round shield in red edged with white.

 

Symbolism
The torch is symbolic of instruction and learning and the crossed swords and shield represent their practical application. The red center alludes to Field Artillery, the mortal danger of armed combat and the simulation of combat conditions during training.

 

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the 402d Brigade (Training) on 18 April 1985. It was redesignated for the 402d Field Artillery Brigade with the description updated on 11 January 2007.
(TIOH Drawing Number A-1-706)
 
Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!
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