162D INFANTRY BRIGADE
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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia


Description/Blazon
On a vertical rectangular embroidered item, the base semi-circular, diagonally divided from upper right to lower left, dark blue and black, displaying in the center a yellow diagonally placed lightning bolt from upper right to lower left between a red Cross of Lorraine above a diagonal green palm frond, at top and a red disc surmounted by a blue disc edged yellow, the red disc emitting four red pheons to each compass point, below; all within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) yellow border. Overall dimensions are 2 1/4 inches (5.72 cm) width and 2 5/8 inches (6.67 cm) in height.

Symbolism
Dark blue is the color traditionally associated with the Infantry units. Black denotes constancy and honors the fallen soldiers that made up the transition teams working in cooperation with foreign security forces. The Cross of Lorraine recalls the Brigade's wartime service during World War I in the Ardennes. The palm frond alludes to the unit's World War II campaign credit in the Philippines and the Western Pacific campaigns. The circles indicate the Brigade's continuous and swift movement of small transition teams to United States joint combat missions throughout the world. The spheres and pheons illustrate a compass rose, symbolizing readiness and deployment across the globe ? these elements represent the Brigade's worldwide operations of the transition teams to include Iraq and Afghanistan.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 24 July 2008. It was amended to correct the symbolism on 31 July 2008. It was amended to change the dimensions on 30 October 2008. (TIOH Drawing Number A-1-974)




Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall blazoned as follows: Per bend sinister Azure (Dark Blue) and Sable, within an annulet Gules, an annulet Or encircling a hurt charged with a tiger's face Or (Gold); a chief of the fourth, a lightning bolt in bend throughout between in chief a Cross of Lorraine Gules and in base a palm frond bendwise Proper. Attached below a Dark Blue scroll inscribed "OMNE VIR TIGRIS" in Gold.

Symbolism
The shield suggests defense and the combat operations of the Brigade. Dark blue is the color traditionally associated with Infantry units. Black denotes constancy and honors the fallen soldiers that made up the transition and advisory teams. The circles indicate the Brigade's continuous responsibilities and swift movement of small transition teams to United States joint combat missions throughout the world. The tiger represents great fierceness when engaged in combat, similar to transition teams which are designed to teach, coach, and mentor foreign security forces, however dangerous if required for combat. The chief signifies authority. The lightning bolt indicates clarity and force and the impact of small transition teams working in cooperation with foreign security forces. The palm frond alludes to the unit's World War II campaign credit in the Philippines and in the Western Pacific. The Cross of Lorraine recalls the Brigade's wartime service during World War I in the Ardennes. The motto translates to "Every Man A Tiger."

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 24 July 2008. It was amended to correct the symbolism on 31 July 2008.





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