403D SUPPORT BRIGADE
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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia


Description/Blazon
A shield shape device 3 inches (7.62 cm) in height and 2 1/4 inches (5.72 cm) in width overall, divided per pairle white, scarlet and blue, overall a silver gray sword palewise fimbriated white with its tip superimposing in chief a wavy bar in the manner of the partition line on the Taeguk and divided per fess Gules and Azure, in dexter chief a Torteau; all within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) golden yellow border.

Symbolism
The white, scarlet, and blue background represents the parent command, Army Materiel Command (AMC). The inverted chevron shape underscores the Brigade being the single point of entry to AMC in the region of the Far East as the organization provides logistics support to all units in Korea, Japan, and the Far East. The wavy line alludes to the colors and partition line of the Taeguk of the Korean Flag. The wavy bar also represents a wave of the vast Pacific and looking towards the Far East to the rising sun. The red disc is adapted from the Japanese Flag, "Land of the Rising Sun." Korea and Japan are the locations of the Brigade elements. The sword represents readiness and support to the forward deployed Army units in Asia.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved effective 16 October 2008. It was cancelled by HQDA, G-1 directive on 21 February 2010. (TIOH Drawing Number A-1-979)




Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
On a gold color metal and enamel disc 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in diameter consisting of a disc at center with a sun emitting rays and rising from the sea, all gold, overall a red Torii Gate; all encircled by a black border inscribed with "MAINTAINING" around the top and "THE WARRIORS" around the bottom between two stars, dexter star is above a curved line and the sinister star is below a curved line (the lines are curved in the manner of the partition line on the Taeguk), all gold; all enclosed by a border divided in the manner of a Taeguk with red on top and blue on bottom.

Symbolism
Gold is emblematic of excellence and high achievement. The Brigade provides all operational level logistics support to our forces in the Far East and acts as the Army Material Command single point of entry. The black and gold of the motto band highlights the Army. The contrast of black with gold also underscores the night and day, around the clock mission of the Brigade to be in a constant state of readiness. Korea is represented by the Taeguk configuration of the border of the device and Japan, the Torii Gate. The gate with the rising sun over the ocean (Pacific) also focuses on the Far East where the unit was activated.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved effective 16 October 2008.





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