Utah Army National Guard, US

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UTAH ARMY NATIONAL GUARD, US

Arms of Utah Army National Guard, US

(Shoulder Sleeve Insignia)
Arms of Utah Army National Guard, US

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Arms of Utah Army National Guard, US

(Crest)


Official blazon

Shoulder Sleeve Insignia. Description: On a white disc with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) blue border 2 1/2 inches (6.35 cm) in diameter overall, a silhouette of the State of Utah bearing a Mormon militiaman in white.

Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 inch (2.54 cm) in height overall blazoned: On a wreath Or and Gules a bee hive beset with seven bees all Proper.

Crest. Description: That for regiments and separate battalions of the Utah Army National Guard: From a wreath of colors, a beehive beset with seven bees, all Proper.

Origin/meaning

Shoulder Sleeve Insignia: The militiaman represents a member of the Mormon battalion, predecessor of the present day Utah Army National Guard. Red, white and blue are our national colors. The first design was approved for Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, Utah National Guard on 1 February 1956. It was amended to approve the insignia for Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment and other nondivisional units of the Utah National Guard. The first design was rescinded (cancelled) and a second design approved on 5 March 1964. The insignia was redesignated for Headquarters, State Area Command, Utah Army National Guard and the description amended on 30 December 1983. The third and current design of the shoulder sleeve insignia was authorized on 10 October 1996.

Distinctive Unit Insignia: The insignia is taken from the crest, which is the seal of the State of Utah. As the territory was originally within the Spanish possessions, the twists of the heraldic wreath are yellow and red. The insignia was originally approved for State Staff and State Detachment, Utah Army National Guard on 16 September 1939. It was redesignated on 31 December 1970, for Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment and noncolor bearing units of the Utah Army National Guard. The distinctive unit insignia was redesignated effective 1 October 1982, for Headquarters, State Area Command, Utah Army National Guard.

Crest: The crest is the seal of the State of Utah. The crest for color bearing organizations of the State of Utah was approved on 20 February 1924.


Literature: Images and Information form The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.