116TH MILITARY INTELLIGENCE BRIGADE
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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

Description
On a light blue vertical rectangle arched at the top and bottom, a yellow triangle throughout, behind a light blue demi-sphere issuing from base, gridlined yellow, overall surmounted in the center by a black sword, point up, between two red lightning bolts superimposed on each side of the triangle; all within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) yellow border. The overall dimensions are 3 1/4 inches (8.26 cm) in height and 2 1/8 inches (5.40 cm) in width.

Symbolism
Oriental blue is the primary branch color for Military Intelligence. The yellow triangle alludes to the Brigade’s aerial surveillance, reconnaissance and target acquisition. The lightning bolts symbolize the unit’s electronic warfare functions to disseminate intelligences. The demi-sphere signifies the Brigade’s worldwide capabilities to collect intelligence in support of Army Unified Land Operations and Joint requirements. The sword represents the aggressiveness, protection and physical threat apparent in military intelligence operations.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved effective 16 October 2015. (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-1102)




Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in height consisting of an oriental blue disc within a scarlet military belt buckled and edged with gold and inscribed in gold letters “VIGIL PROMPTUSQUE” issuing from the inner edge of the military belt downward over the blue disc a demi-sun emitting seven rays all gold; surmounted by a representation of the Washington Monument in the District of Columbia, white shaded gray, the Monument issuing from the lower inner edge of the belt and extending between the two words of the inscription beyond the top outer edge.

Symbolism
Oriental blue and silver gray are Military Intelligence Branch colors. The sun and rays are taken from the shoulder sleeve insignia of the U.S. Army Intelligence Command. They stand for light and knowledge and indicate the Group served under that organization. The military belt refers to the encircling band of security provided by Military Intelligence and denotes the military nature of the unit. The Washington Monument stands for the District of Columbia, the place where the organization was activated in 1946 and its initial area assignment. The motto translates to Watchful and Ready.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 116th Military Intelligence Group on 31 December 1968. It was redesignated effective 16 October 2015, for the 116th Military Intelligence Brigade and amended to update the description and symbolism.





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