ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY SROTC, STATE UNIVERSITY, AR
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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia


Description/Blazon
On a circular scarlet embroidered device, a scarlet wolf head affronté detailed black with white eyes, fimbriated outwardly white, then black, detailed black. On an outer white scroll the inscription "ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY" above and "RED WOLF BATTALION" below in black letters, all edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) black border. The overall diameter is 3 inches (7.62 cm).

Symbolism
Red, white, and black are the university colors. The red wolf is the university mascot. (TIOH Drawing Number A-10S-40)

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia originally authorized 2 October 1950, amended 1 February 1989, was cancelled 2 December 2008, and a new SSI was authorized.




Shoulder Loop Insignia


Description/Blazon
On a gold metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inch (2.86 cm) in height, consisting of a white disc with a blue diamond horizontal across the base, surmounted vertically by a black torch inflamed red and charged to center with five black cannonballs stacked three, two, and one, on its left a rice plant, and its right a white feather between the diamond and cannonballs, overall in base a black scroll inscribed "ARKANSAS STATE" in gold letters.

Symbolism
The school colors are red, white and black. The torch symbolizes knowledge and the ability to lead in a constantly changing operational environment. The diamond signifies the great state of Arkansas. The six round shots stacked allude to the foundations of the unit, field artillery, commissioning officers from 1936 to 1952. The rice plant represents the beginnings of Arkansas State College as an agricultural college and signifies the large annual rice harvest produced in the Arkansas delta region. The single feather represents the Osage Nation American Indians once inhabited the area where the college is today.

Background
The shoulder loop insignia was authorized 27 October 2009.





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