U.S. Special Operations Command, Europe, A-1-809

U.S. Special Operations Command, Europe, A-1-809

Description/Blazon

A white shield-shaped insignia with a scarlet indented border 3 inches (7.62cm) in height and 2 1/2 inches (6.35cm) in width overall, bearing a black dagger point up. To be worn with the scarlet and black Airborne Tab.

 

Symbolism
The shield represents strength and defense; its three sides emphasize the Command's multicapabilities: on land, in the water, or in the air. The indented border implies the hazardous conditions under which the Special Operations Command, Europe operates. Red symbolizes action, sacrifice and courage; white denotes integrity. The black dagger, raised to represent military preparedness, is adapted from the Special Forces insignia and reflects the Command's heritage and association. Black and white allude to twenty-four hour vigilance in total combat readiness.

 

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 8 Dec 1993.
(TIOH Drawing Number A-1-809)
 
Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!
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