U.S. Special Operations Command, Central, A-1-825

U.S. Special Operations Command, Central, A-1-825

Description/Blazon

On a blue shield with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) white border, a red trident-head issuing from base emitting two yellow lightning flashes and surmounted in base by a white vol; overall a black dagger. Attached above the shield a blue arced tab with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) white border inscribed "AIRBORNE" in white letters. The overall dimensions are 3 1/4 inches (8.26 cm) in height by 2 1/2 inches (6.35 cm) in width.

 

Symbolism
The wings represent airborne and air operations; the trident is for underwater and sea operations. The lightning flashes represent speed and communications, while the dagger alludes to Special Forces functions. The shield symbolizes a strong defense and denotes the command structure of the organization.

 

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 27 October 1995.
(TIOH Drawing Number A-1-825)
 
Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!
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