1ST ENGINEER BRIGADE
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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia


Description/Blazon
On a blue rectangular background with a rounded top, 3 1/8 inches (7.94 cm) in width and 3 1/4 inches (8.26 cm) in height, a modern anchor palewise behind a sub-machine gun fesswise on which is perched an eagle with wings displayed and inverted all in golden yellow.

Symbolism
The design was based on the design of the British Combined Operations patch which was worn by commandos, landing craft personnel, and others.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the Engineer Amphibian Units on 17 June 1942. It was redesignated for all Army personnel assigned to the following amphibian units: Amphibian Tank Battalions; Amphibian Tractor Battalions; Engineer Amphibian Units; Joint Assault Signal Companies; Headquarters Ships Detachments (Type A); Headquarters Ships Detachment (Type B); Headquarters Section (Army); and Amphibian Training Command - Pacific Fleet on 10 June 1944. The insignia was redesignated for the 1st Engineer Brigade and amended to update the description and add a symbolism on 20 July 2007. (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-263)




Distinctive Unit Insignia

Distinctive Unit Insignia

Description
A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Gules, a fesse wavy enhanced Azure, another Argent (Silver Gray) charged with five mullets Sable, in base a sea horse naiant of the third; on a chief wavy Argent, a pale Gules between two mullets Or, bearing a palm frond Proper. Attached above the shield a Black scroll inscribed “PUT ‘EM ACROSS” in Silver letters.

Symbolism
Scarlet and white are colors traditionally associated with Engineer units. The blue wavy, gray bar/fesse with the stars suggests the five assault landings during World War II. The sea horse symbolizes the Brigade’s past amphibious capabilities. The chief signifies the successful command in war. The two gold stars represent the Brigade’s distinction as the only one of the six Engineer Special Brigades to serve in both the European and Pacific Theaters. The pale with the palm frond alludes to the French Croix de Guerre with Palm that was awarded to the unit for wartime participation.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 21 April 2014.





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