OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY SROTC, CORVALLIS, OR
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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia


Description/Blazon
On an embroidered shield shaped device blazoned: Sable a sheaf of wheat Tenné surmounted by a sword in sheath point to base in pale of the like fimbriated of the first, all within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) bordure of the second. Overall dimensions are 3 inches (7.62 cm) in height and 2 inches (5.08 cm) in width.

Symbolism
Orange and black are the school colors. The sheaf of wheat alludes to the primary purpose of the University, the field of agriculture and also to wheat as the chief grain product of the State of Oregon. The sword in sheath represents the Military training program. The sword is sheathed since the main purpose of the program is training for military preparedness and not for actual participation in combat.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved 23 November 1964.




Shoulder Loop Insignia


Description/Blazon
A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall, consisting of an orange shield bearing a gold sword with blade up, the blade surmounted by a gold open book, with edges of the pages black, on the page to the viewer's left an orange heart below three orange peaks; on the page to the viewer's right the orange head of a beaver. Attached below the shield a segmented black scroll inscribed "OREGON STATE" on the viewer's left and "UNIVERSITY" on the viewer's right in gold letters.

Symbolism
Orange and black are the colors of the University. The sword alludes to leadership and to military science. The open book represents knowledge. The beaver, known for its ingenuity and abilities, is indicative of the nickname of the University's athletic teams. The heart below the peaks refers to "CORVALLIS" (from the Latin word meaning heart of the valley). The peaks are symbolic of Mary's Peak, the highest peak in the coast range. Together the two refer to the location of the University.

Background
The shoulder loop insignia was authorized 5 February 1981.





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