1ST SPACE BRIGADE
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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia


Description/Blazon
On a shield edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) Yellow border blazoned as follows: Per pile transposed Sable and Gules, an eagle, wings elevated and displayed Proper, supported by a demi-globe issuant from base Azure, gridlined Or encircled by two orbits in saltire surmounted at their intersection by a flight symbol ascending bendwise point to chief Argent, in chief a polestar of the last. Overall dimensions are 2 1/4 inches (5.72 cm) in width by 3 inches (7.62 cm) in height.

Symbolism
Black denotes space. The eagle represents freedom and constant vigilance. The orbits with the light symbol encircling the demi-globe signifies the unit's worldwide coverage of gathering intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, communications, early warning and navigation missions. The polestar symbolizes the Army satellites in space for navigation. The triangular shape suggests communication between satellites in space and the soldiers in the field.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 31 January 2006. (TIOH Drawing Number A-1-883)




Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A circular gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in diameter consisting of a black disk displaying a blue demi-globe gridlined gold, encircled by two gold orbits; the orbit on the left supporting a gold pheon ascending and perched between and above the globe a gold brown American Bald Eagle, expanding its wings over an outer red designation band displaying six gold stars, three on each side arcing down from the wingtips. At the top, a white polestar radiating downward into the black disk, arching at the bottom of the designation band, the inscription "FIRST SPACE BRIGADE" in gold.

Symbolism
Black denotes space. The eagle silhouette represents freedom and constant vigilance. The orbits with the pheon encircling the demi-globe signify the Brigade's worldwide mission and highlight the innovative support to the war fighter and communication between satellites in space and earth. The polestar symbolizes the Army satellites in space for navigation. The six stars suggest the command's leadership, fusion of space operations, missile defense, research, development, and strategic global reach.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 31 January 2006.





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