92nd Military Police Brigade, A-1-325

92nd Military Police Brigade, A-1-325

Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

Description

On a blue silhouetted right cylinder within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) white border, 3 inches (7.62 cm) in height and 2 inches (5.08 cm) in width overall, a yellow furison bearing a red cross throughout between a white disc at top and a white wavy base.

Symbolism

The colors blue and white are used for Infantry, the original unit designation.  The blue area and white wavy base (waves) refer to the Caribbean and the white disc to the Island of Puerto Rico, the white disc also simulating a pearl, Puerto Rico being known as the “Pearl of the Antilles.”  The furison, a steel device for striking against flint to create a fire, is an ancient heraldic symbol and simulates a battle sight on a rifle.  Furisons also form links in the collar (chain) of the Order of the Golden Fleece, the foremost Spanish order of chivalry, and refer to the discovery and settlement of Puerto Rico by the Spanish.  In this instance, the blue area within the furison refers to San Juan Harbor, the opening between the arms of the furison alluding to “puerto” (a harbor) and the yellow (gold) furison itself to the surrounding land area and natural opulence (Rico) of the island.  The cross on the furison alludes to San Juan and appears on the banner in the crest of the Puerto Rican National Guard.  The cross in this instance is red, yellow (gold) and red being the colors of Spain.

Background

The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved the 92d Infantry Brigade on 16 June 1964.  It was redesignated for the 92d Maneuver Enhancement Brigade with the description and symbolism updated effective 1 September 2008. The insignia was redesignated for the 92d Military Police Brigade effective 1 September 2016. (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-325)

92nd Military Police Brigade, A-1-325 Spec Sheet PDF
PDF Courtesy
Learys Military Company

Information & Plaques
Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!


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