U.S. Combined Joint Interagency Task Force 435, A-1-1073

A shield-shaped embroidered device 3 3/8 inches (8.57 cm) in height and 2 3/8 inches (6.03 cm) in width overall blazoned: Three pales Sable, Gules and Vert, each with a mullet arrayed per chevron to chief Or, issuant from base a snowcapped mountain range enhanced Brown capped Proper, surmounting a key and sword per saltire Argent (Silver Gray) the sword gripped of the first, a balance scale in base of the fourth, the cups Black; all within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) Black border.
The background colors are from the Afghanistan National Flag and symbolize the new democracy forming there. The three gold stars represent the partnership along with the initial command level. The mountain range signifies the Hindu Kush and Afghanistan sovereignty. The crossed sword and key demonstrates command and control, guardianship and security for the future of the Afghan people. The scales of justice are a symbol for growth of the judicial system.

The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 26 April 2012.
(TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-1073)
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