23D QUARTERMASTER BRIGADE
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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia


Description/Blazon
A shield-shaped embroidered device 3 inches (7.62 cm) in height and 2 1/2 inches (6.35 cm) in width overall blazoned as follows: Per bend sinister Celeste and Buff below a bendlet sinister Gules a dragon bendwise sinister head to base Brown and to chief a wheel surmounted by a key and sword in saltire Or, all within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) border of the third.

Symbolism
The three points of the shield represent the battle honors earned by the unit during the Korean War. The buff and light blue background is in the Quartermaster branch colors. The brick red border and bend sinister are taken from the Transportation branch and refer to the Brigade's initial designation as the 23d Truck Corps Regiment. The dragon is a symbol for Korea where the unit won its battle honors. The dragon is also the bringer of clouds and rain and therefore, the supplier of food and water. The wheel, key, and sword are part of the Quartermaster crest and signify the unit's present branch designation.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 2 July 2010. (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-1030)




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 white wheel with gold spokes encircled in base by two gold laurel branches tied with three red cords and at top by a blue scroll inscribed "THE CORPS STARTS HERE" in gold letters, and overall a buff parchment doubled gold bearing a blue bend between a blue book with white pages supporting a gold lamp in base and a gold crossed sword and key superimposed by a wheel at top.

Symbolism
The colors buff and blue have been adapted from the Quartermaster School device and are traditionally associated with the Corps. The parchment alludes to matriculation, achievement and the unit's mission. The diagonal blue bar, book and lamp of knowledge have been adapted from the Quartermaster School device. The crossed sword and key superimposed by a wheel are adapted from the Quartermaster Regimental insignia. The laurel is symbolic of achievement and high ideals: the three cords represent the commendable qualities of courage, skill and strength and reflect the history of the unit. The wheel, with twenty-three spokes exposed, refers to the designation of the unit and its logistics heritage.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 27 April 1987.





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