112TH MILITARY INTELLIGENCE BRIGADE
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A silver colored metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall, consisting of a yellow (gold) enameled demi-sun emitting five rays surmounted by a silver dagger, point up, beneath an oriental blue chevron bearing five silver stars, all within and below an arc segment of silver oak leaves and a red scroll inscribed with the motto "STRENGTH THROUGH SECURITY" in silver letters.

Symbolism
Oriental blue and silver are the colors traditionally associated with Military Intelligence. The sunburst further alludes to Intelligence and also suggests the former location of the unit, the great southwest. The yellow (gold) sunburst symbolizes the worth of reliable intelligence. The five rays of the sunburst allude to the five regions of the former unit, and the chevron, a symbol for support, with the five stars, represents the five states which comprised its former area of operations. The ancient dagger signifies the dangers and silent covert nature of intelligence service. The oak leaves are symbolic of the strong and enduring resolution of the men and women of the unit, and the motto "Strength Through Security" portrays the goal of the successful counterintelligence organization.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 112th Military Intelligence Group on 29 July 1969. It was redesignated with symbolism revised, effective 1 July 1987, for the 112th Military Intelligence Brigade.

NOTE: Unit is a Training Brigade and is not authorized a Shoulder Sleeve Insignia.





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