UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO SROTC ALBUQUERQUE, NM
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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia


Description/Blazon
On a horizontal oval shaped, embroidered device 2 1/2 inches (6.35 cm) in height and 3 1/2 inches (8.89 cm) in width, edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) black border, a red, central oval displaying a silhouette of a stalking wolf. Circumscribed on a gray designation band, in black letters "UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO" above; and "LOBOS" below the oval.

Symbolism
Red and silver are the colors of the University. The lobo is the name given to the North American timber wolf. It is the school mascot and known for its qualities as leader of the pack, and is also respected for its prowess and cunning.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally authorized 23 June 2003. It was cancelled due to trademark infringement issues, and revised to change the description and symbolism of the new design on 8 December 2003. (TIOH Drawing Number A-10S-169)




Shoulder Loop Insignia


Description/Blazon
On a Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height, consisting of a shield blazoned: Or, a Zia sun Gules, voided of the field, in the second and third quarters, a halberd rebaited erect blades outward. The shield ensigned with a Gold Morion styled helmet. Attached below the shield, a Red scroll ends turned Gold and inscribed "CRESCIT EUNDO" in Gold letters.

Symbolism
Red and yellow are the colors of the New Mexico State flag. The symbol of the red sun "Zia" reflects the Pueblo's tribal philosophy of harmony of all things in the universe. The shield is quartered to represent the number "four", which is a sacred number for the Zia Indian. The medieval halberd and Morion helmet represent the Spanish Conquistadors and are symbols of military strength. The motto "CRESCIT EUNDO" is the New Mexico State motto and translates to "It grows as it goes".

Background
The shoulder loop insignia was originally authorized 22 April 2004. It was amended on the 13 May 2004, to revise all the manufacturing drawings to require the ends of the scroll to be modeled. The description and symbolism of the design remain the unchanged.





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