U.S. ARMY MARKSMANSHIP UNIT
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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia


Description/Blazon
On a shield-shaped embroidered device 3 inches (7.62 cm) in height and 2 7/8 inches (7.30 cm) in width overall blazoned: Celeste, two crossbows in saltire and one in pale bows outward Or, arrowhead detailed Argent, all within a diminished bordure of the second.

Symbolism
The crossbow is a weapon of historical significance consisting of a bow mounted on a stock and contains the base elements of marksmanship today: reusable mechanical weapon, projectile and marksman. The golden yellow color represents the excellence and award winning performance in competition. The direction of the arrows pointing outward symbolizes the combat readiness of the unit and their ability to go anywhere to assist. The convergence of all three weapons at the center of the device signifies precision and accuracy. Teal blue is the designation color of the unit.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 24 October 2012. (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-1080)




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 shield blazoned: Celeste, a shield bearing a representation of the Coat of Arms of the United States Or, the breast of the eagle made up of a shield; paley of five Gules and Argent, a chief Azure, above the eagle a field within the glory of the last. Arched above the shield a Teal Blue scroll inscribed "UNITED STATES ARMY" in Gold letters and arched below the shield a Teal Blue scroll inscribed "MARKSMANSHIP UNIT" in Gold letters.

Symbolism
The Coat of Arms of the United States has traditionally been utilized to represent the United States Army. Teal blue is the designation color of the unit.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 15 May 2006.





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