U.S. Special Operations Joint Task Force-Afghanistan, A-1-1088

On a oval shaped embroidered device 3 inches (7.62 cm) in height by 2 1/2 inches (6.35 cm) in width overall, blazoned: Sable, between two olive branches entwined around the shaft Or, a finial spearhead triparted in pale Sable, Gules and Vert, encompassed by a diminished border of the second.
The oval shape is representative of the design of the Special Operations Command seal. Black and gold are the colors used for Special Operations. The black alludes to special operation activities performed under the cover of darkness. The color yellow represents the excellence as performed by the Command in the Nation’s defense. The finial spearhead represents Special Operation Forces being the “tip of the spear” as they are a leading force in a military thrust of action. The olive branches entwined around the spear shaft symbolize victory and embodies how these efforts will bear fruit for the future of the Afghanistan people.
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 30 April 2013. (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-1088)
Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!