402nd Support Brigade, US Army

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402ND SUPPORT BRIGADE, US ARMY

Arms of 402nd Support Brigade, US Army

(Shoulder Sleeve Insignia)
Arms of 402nd Support Brigade, US Army

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)

Official blazon

Shoulder Sleeve Insignia. Description: A shield shape device arced at top 3 inches (7.62 cm) in height and 2 1/4 inches (5.72 cm) in width overall, divided per pairle white, scarlet and blue, overall a silver gray sword palewise fimbriated white below an arc of three green mullets; all within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) golden yellow border.

Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: A gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield divided per pairle, white, red, and blue, in chief between seven gold mullets, four and three, a gold hand grasping a sword of the like fesswise point to sinister; in dexter a gold terrestrial globe with gridlines and in sinister a gold lightning bolt bend sinisterwise. Enclosing the shield is a blue scroll doubled gold with “READINESS POWER” across the top and “FORWARD” across the bottom in gold letters.

Origin/meaning

Shoulder Sleeve Insignia: White, red, and blue and the device partitions are modified from the Army Materiel Command (AMC) shoulder sleeve insignia and carry with it the mission of support and the flow of materiel to the soldiers. The inverted chevron or division of the shield pointing to base underscores the Brigade being the single point of entry to AMC from the field. Gold is emblematic of excellence and high ideals. The sword indicates readiness and support to the soldiers. The theater of operation of the Brigade, Iraq, is highlighted by the adaptation of the three green stars from the Iraqi Flag.

Distinctive Unit Insignia: The red, blue, and white background represents the parent command, Army Materiel Command, providing the Brigade the assets it needs to maintain a constant state of readiness. The sword signifies the Brigade’s ability to project logistical power onto the battlefield. The globe highlights the Brigade’s capability to deploy forward to support worldwide missions. The seven stars underscore the seven continents of the world wherein the Brigade can serve. The lightning bolt symbolizes the speed at which the Brigade integrates new technologies and logistics onto the battlefield. The motto reflects the valor and bravery that the unit brings to the fight and is the fiber that binds the unit together as a combat multiplier.

The Shoulder Sleeve Insignia and Distinctive Unit Insignia was approved on 11 December 2006.


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Literature: Image from Wikimedia Commons. DUI and Information from The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.