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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

A Blue shield-shaped embroidered device, 3 1/4 inches (8.26 cm) in height by 2 1/2 inches (6.35 cm) in width overall, including a 5/32 inch (.40 cm) Orange border, blazoned: "On a shield Azure, the Roman letter "I" Tenné, all within a diminished bordure of the like." Attached above the shield, a Blue tab inscribed "ILLINOIS" in Orange block letters.

Orange and blue are the school colors of the University of Illinois. The "Block I" is famous as the identifying logotype of the university.

The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally authorized 22 May 1952. It was amended to add subdued colors and metric measurements and update the description and symbolism on 9 July 1992, this design was cancelled, the current design was authorized on 13 February 2003. (TIOH Drawing Number A- 10S-92)

Shoulder Loop Insignia

A gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield divided diagonally from the viewer's upper left to lower right into two equal halves, orange and blue, on which is centered a gold color metal Indian's head couped, wearing a war bonnet, on which is a blue enamel monogrammed IU. Attached below the shield a gold color metal scroll inscribed "LEARNING & LABOR" in blue enamel letters.

The shoulder loop insignia was originally authorized 19 August 1974.

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