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Legal Services Agency Patch. Alpha Units. US Army

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Description
A rectangular insignia arched at top and bottom, 2 inches (5.08cm) in width and 3 inches (7.62cm)in height, with a 1/8 inch (.32cm) yellow border and divided quarterly dark blue and white. On the upper quarters a balance bar and scalepans counterchanged and on the lower quarters a rimmed and gridlined globe counterchanged, and centered vertically overall a Roman sword, point up, yellow.

Symbolism
The colors dark blue and white are the colors of The Judge Advocate General's Corps and gold is for excellence and achievement. The overall shape of the insignia is that of a Roman shield, and with the sword is symbolic of the Agency's military connection and also a reminder of the Romans as early lawmakers. The scale is an ancient symbol of justice and the globe is in reference to the worldwide legal activities of the Agency.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 8 May 1984. (TIOH Drawing Number A-1-690)

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