543D INTELLIGENCE, SURVEILLANCE AND RECONNAISSANCE GROUP
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

Per chevron enhanced Or and Azure, in front of a counterchanged globe Celeste and of the second, gridlined Argent (Silver Gray), two swords in saltire with blades as lightning flashes of the first, hilts Proper, surmounted by a knight piece Sable, detailed Argent (White), all within a diminished bordure Or.

Attached below the shield, a White scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "543D ISR GROUP" in Blue letters.


Symbolism

Ultramarine blue and Air Force yellow are the Air Force colors. Blue alludes to the sky, the primary theater of Air Force operations. Yellow refers to the sun and the excellence required of Air Force personnel. The divided background represents night and day, signifying around the clock vigilance of the unit. The world represents the global scope of the Group's mission and its counterchange alludes to counterintelligence. The black knight representing air intelligence, stands ready, with no visible opponent, ever vigilant and prepared to strike at adversaries whenever and wherever they appear. The crossed swords of lightning represent communications and the support of the ideals of freedom and security in modern warfare.






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