NORTHWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA SROTC, NATCHITOCHES, LA
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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia


Description/Blazon
On a white shield 2 3/4 inches (6.99 cm) in width and 4 inches (10.16 cm) in length overall, a purple shield bearing three white vertical Tuscan columns, the center column surmounted by a purple and white "demon's head" facing to the right, between the words "NORTHWESTERN" at top and "STATE UNIVERSITY" at bottom in purple capital letters 1/4 inch (.64 cm) in height, all within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) white border.

Symbolism
White and Purple are the University colors. The demon is the university mascot.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for Northwestern State College of Louisiana on 23 April 1956. It was redesignated for the Northwestern State University of Louisiana on 2 April 1980. The insignia was amended to update the description and to add symbolism, metric measurements, and cable numbers on 20 April 2007. (TIOH Drawing Number A-10S-188)




Shoulder Loop Insignia


Description/Blazon
A silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a purple shield bearing a silver silhouetted laurel wreath surmounted by a red closed book on which is the bust of a demon, silhouetted in profile in purple, all below a purple chief on which are three vertical silver columns surmounted by a silver horizontal sword. Attached below the shield an oval silver scroll inscribed "UNION, JUSTICE AND CONFIDENCE" in purple letters.

Symbolism
Purple and white are the colors of the University. The silver wreath alludes to achievement. The closed book represents knowledge and enlightenment. The demon is the mascot of the University. The three columns on the chief are taken from the institutional shoulder sleeve insignia of the ROTC organization. The sword is indicative of the military and leadership.

Background
The shoulder loop insignia 11 June 1976.





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