3rd Sustainment Brigade, US Army

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3RD SUSTAINMENT BRIGADE, US ARMY

Coat of arms (crest) of 3rd Sustainment Brigade, US Army

(Shoulder Sleeve Insignia)
Coat of arms (crest) of 3rd Sustainment Brigade, US Army

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)

Official blazon

Shoulder Sleeve Insignia. Description: A blue rectangular shaped shield arched at top and bottom 3 inches (7.62 cm) in height and 2 inches (5.08 cm) in width overall with three white bands sinister chief to dexter base, in chief three red broad arrows points up and in base a silver gray dragon’s head couped; all enclosed by a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) yellow border.

Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: A silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a white craggy mountain on a silver disc superimposed by a silver demi-dragon with wings displayed issuant from a green palm wreath, overall in base a crossed blue sword and yellow lightning bolt; arced around the top is a blue scroll inscribed “HEART OF THE ROCK” in silver letters.

Origin/meaning

Shoulder Sleeve Insignia: The white and blue diagonal stripes recall the unit’s 3d Infantry Division heritage. The three arrow heads highlight the brigade’s numerical designation with red being for zeal and action. The dragon is a symbol of power and vigilance. The Presidential Unit Citation awarded to the unit during Iraqi Freedom is also represented by the color blue.

Distinctive Unit Insignia: The dragon, symbol of power and vigilance, and the colors white and blue recall the unit’s 3d Infantry Division history. The palm wreath commemorates the Presidential Unit Citation the unit was awarded during Iraqi Freedom. The mountain or rock highlights the motto. The crossed sword and lightning represent the brigade’s mission to rapidly deploy to perform full spectrum combat service and support.

The Shoulder Sleeve Insignia and Distinctive Unit Insignia was originally authorized for the 3d Support Brigade on 15 June 2005. They was redesignated for the 3d Sustainment Brigade on 21 April 2006.

Literature: Images from Wikimedia Commons. Information from The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.


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