11TH AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY BRIGADE
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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia


Description/Blazon
Upon a rectangular shield arched at top and bottom 2 inches (5.08 cm) in width and 3 inches (7.62 cm) in height overall, divided in half horizontally with scarlet above and yellow below within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) wide yellow border, two arrowheads placed vertically their points overlapping the centerline, the one above in yellow overlapped by the one below in scarlet.

Symbolism
Scarlet and yellow are the colors associated with Artillery. The mission of air defense is suggested by the yellow arrowhead, representing incoming aerial weaponry, and the red arrowhead coming from below to intercept. The combined silhouette of the two arrowheads simulates the Roman numeral for eleven, the unit's numerical designation.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 27 May 1980. (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-654)




Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a six lobed red disk charged with a white five-pointed star, with six gold rays radiating alternately between six white trefoils on a blue background.

Symbolism
Scarlet and yellow (gold) are the colors used for Air Defense Artillery. The color blue represents the upper atmosphere and the six lobed red disk simulates an exploding missile and refers to the basic mission of Air Defense. The white star, emblem of Texas, refers to the home area of the organization. The six trefoils and the five-pointed star allude to the numerical designation of the organization.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 11th Artillery Group on 1 September 1971. It was redesignated for the 11th Air Defense Artillery Group on 4 April 1972. The insignia was redesignated for the 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade effective 16 December 1980.




Combat Service Identification Badge


Description/Blazon
A gold color metal and enamel device 2 inches (5.08 cm) in height consisting of a design similar to the shoulder sleeve insignia.





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