BEL AIR HIGH SCHOOL JROTC EL PASO, TX
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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia


Description/Blazon
A scarlet shield bordered white on which is a blue saltire fimbriated white below a scarlet chief, fimbriated white bearing three white stars. Attached above the shield is a blue scroll bordered white and inscribed "BEL AIR" in white letters. The overall dimensions of the shoulder sleeve insignia is 3 5/8 inches (9.21 cm) in height by 3 inches (7.62 cm) in width.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved 24 September 1971.




Shoulder Loop Insignia


Description
A silver colored metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in height overall, consisting of a shield blazoned: Argent (Silver Gray), a Highlander head erased below the shoulders of the first, detailed Azure, garnished Gules; all within a diminutive border of the last.” Attached above the shield, a Blue scroll inscribed “HIGHLANDERS” in Silver letters and attached below the shield, a Blue scroll inscribed “LOYAL FOREVER” in Silver letters.

Symbolism
Red, white and royal blue are the school colors. Red symbolizes courage, a trait the cadets possess in conquering any task or obstacle that comes their way. White (Silver) reflects maturity a characteristic the cadets’ show in their conduct. Blue alludes to loyalty, a virtue the cadets possess for each other and their country. The school’s mascot is the Highlander; a regimental Scottish warrior of the highlands of Scotland. The students identify with their mascot and the fighting spirit it represents. The school’s motto is “Loyal Forever”.

Background
The shoulder loop insignia was authorized 11 October 2013.





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