505TH MILITARY INTELLIGENCE BRIGADE
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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

Description
On a Oriental Blue shield 2 9/16 inches (6.51 cm) in width at top and 2 3/16 inches (5.56 cm) in width at base and 3 1/2 inches (8.89 cm) in height overall, blazoned as follows: Celeste (Oriental Blue), a sword fesswise Or (Golden Yellow), point upward throughout, the hand guard, hilt and pommel as a stylized key, surmounted by a key, wards upward to sinister and lightning bolt in saltire all of the second, overall in fess point, a pentagon of the second, edged of the first, bearing a chess knight Sable; all within a Golden Yellow 1/8 inch (.32 cm) border.

Symbolism
Oriental blue is the primary color traditionally used by Military Intelligence units. The sword represents military readiness; with the key-shaped hilt, hand guard and pommel, allude to control. The key symbolizes security and support functions. The lightning bolt signifies speed to provide electronic communications. The shape of the shield pays homage to the Military Intelligence Readiness Command unit patch. The chess knight signifies covert capabilities.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved effective 16 September 2015. (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-1097)




Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in width consisting of a gold and blue chequey pentagon surmounted by a black chess knight flanked on either side by a gold key and lightning flash all enclosed in base by a black scroll doubled and inscribed “OUT FRONT FOR VICTORY” in gold.

Symbolism
Oriental blue is the primary color traditionally used by Military Intelligence units. The pentagon suggests “505” the unit’s designation. The chess knight signifies covert capabilities, while the checky background denotes strategy. The lightning flash represents speed and cutting technology, while the key symbolizes security and support functions.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 505th Military Intelligence Group on 1 December 1997. It was amended to correct the description of the design on 18 February 1998. The insignia was redesignated effective 16 September 2015, for the 505th Military Intelligence Brigade.





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