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Information Systems Engineering Command Patch. Alpha Units. US Army

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Description
On a blue shield with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) white border, 3 1/8 inches (7.94 cm) in height and 2 1/4 inches (5.72 cm) in width overall, a blue demisphere gridlined orange issuing from base below two yellow lightning flashes radiating from the hilt of the sword to either corner of the shield, overall a black sword.

Symbolism
Orange and white are colors traditionally associated with the Signal Corps, blue represents loyalty and devotion to duty. The shield shape of the insignia emphasizes the command structure of the unit; the globe represents the worldwide scope of their operations and mission. The twin electronic bolts, denoting speed and precision operations, refer to the Command's two predecessor organizations (Army Material Command and Combat Development Command). The black sword, symbolizing constant vigilance and readiness, alludes to the vital contribution that the U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command makes toward total military preparedness.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 21 July 1989. It was cancelled by HQDA, G-1 directive on 21 February 2010. (TIOH Drawing Number A-1-766)

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