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408 Support Brigade Patch. US Army

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Description
A shield shape device 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 green laurel wreath surmounted by a silver gray sword palewise fimbriated white, in chief a yellow compass rose radiating from the sword tip; all within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) yellow border.

Symbolism
The white, scarlet, and blue background represents the parent command, Army Materiel Command. The sword symbolizes protecting the Homeland and the constant state of readiness. Gold is emblematic of excellence and high ideals. The compass rose stands for the worldwide mission of the organization and also alludes to the desert sun of Southwest Asia, area of responsibility of the Brigade. The laurel, awarded by the ancient Greeks to scholars and soldiers, signifies honor and victory.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved effective 16 September 2007. It was cancelled by HQDA, G-1 directive on 21 February 2010.(TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-930)

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