413TH 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 a radiating Yellow sun with sixteen rays superimposed by the sword point and encircled around its sides and top by three Celeste concentric alternating crescents; all within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) Yellow border.

Symbolism
The white, scarlet, and blue background represents the parent Command, Army Materiel Command. The sword symbolizes protecting the Homeland and the constant state of readiness. Gold is emblematic of excellence and high ideals. The alternating Celeste crescents symbolize the waves of the Pacific Ocean and the areas in Army Pacific that require the unit's mission to provide contingency contracting support. The sun and stylized waves highlight the Brigade's home base in Hawaii.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 11 August 2009. It was cancelled by HQDA, G-1 directive on 21 February 2010. (TIOH Drawing Number A-1-1011)




Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall consisting of a sunburst of eight rays with each ray having nine parallel smaller rays, charged with a disc divided per pairle White, Red, and Blue all superimposed by a Pololu Proper; overall, except for the upper handle in base of the Pololu is a circular Celeste scroll inscribed with "ACROSS THE PACIFIC" in Gold letters.

Symbolism
The white, scarlet, and blue background of the disc represents the parent command, Army Materiel Command. The Hawaiian warrior spear or Pololu with shark teeth and rooster feathers recalls the heritage of Hawaii, the home base of the unit. The circular Celeste scroll brings to mind a globe encompassing from horizon to horizon the great Pacific Ocean. The Brigade provides contingency contracting support for Army Pacific from both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. The radiating sun, representing the tropics, has its rays pointing to the major directional points on a compass, underscoring the worldwide scope of Army Support.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 11 August 2009.





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