FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY SROTC, MIAMI, FL
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Shoulder Loop Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Gold colored metal and enamel device consisting of a shield parted quarterly gold and dark blue, in the first quarter a book of knowledge open faced, in second quarter a torch inflamed the same, in third quarter a sixteen pointed sun of the last, in fourth quarter a bar wavy throughout dark blue. Below the shield a dark blue scroll inscribed "SOUTHERN STRIKE" in base metal letters, conjoined on each side by a palm tree ascending to chief and setting suns. The overall dimension is 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height.

Symbolism
Gold and dark blue are the school colors. The book of knowledge is symbolic of scholarship and the educated warrior. The torch represents regenerative leadership and enlightenment. The sun signifies the unit's southeastern location. The wavy bar pays tribute to the diverse origins of the cadets.

Background
The shoulder loop insignia was approved 9 March 2007.





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