405TH 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, in chief two black lightning bolts pilewise issuing from top of device, in dexter base a green olive branch bendwise and in sinister base a clutch of three white arrows bend sinisterwise; 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 sword symbolizes the constant state of readiness. The Brigade provides logistics support to all units in the European Theater. The olive branch and arrows are symbolic of logistics support in both peace and war. The lightning bolts represent rapid support to the soldiers and units. They come together almost at a point alluding to an arrow head which underscores the Brigade being the AMC single point of entry in the region. The contrast of black and white of the device alludes to the night and day, around the clock mission of the Brigade.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 27 October 2008. It was cancelled by HQDA, G-1 directive on 21 February 2010. (TIOH Drawing Number A-1-982)




Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
On a Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a disc divided per fess wavy Or and Azure bearing a tower of the first charged with an escutcheon blazoned as follows: "Party per pairle Argent, Gules, and Azure." All encircled by a Black designation band inscribed with "FULCIO BELLATORIS" between two lightning bolts; in base surmounting the tower and designation band is an olive wreath all Gold; overall in pale a Black sword.

Symbolism
Red, white, and blue reflect the Army Materiel Command (AMC) colors. Gold is emblematic of excellence and high achievement. The Brigade provides all operational level logistics support to forces in Europe and acts as the AMC single point of entry. The olive branch and arrow are symbolic of logistics support in both peace and war. The lightning bolts represent rapid support to the soldiers and units. The castle tower with the blue alluding to the famous rivers of Europe and the water of the castle's moat, symbolizes defense and strength and refers to the European Theater of Operations. The sword represents the constant state of readiness. The contrast of black with the lighter colors of the device highlights the night and day, around the clock mission of the Brigade. The motto translates to "Support The Warrior."

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 27 October 2008.





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