319TH MILITARY INTELLIGENCE BRIGADE
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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia


Description/Blazon
On a rectangle arched at top and bottom with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) gray border, 3 inches (7.62 cm) in height and 2 inches (5.08 cm) in width overall, divided beveled from upper right to lower left black above oriental blue, in upper left an oriental blue polestar pierced silver gray.

Symbolism
Oriental blue and silver gray are the colors traditionally associated with Military Intelligence units. Blue also alludes to the Pacific and the unit's theater of operations. Black and blue suggest day and night vigilance. The polestar simulates satellite intelligence collection and communications. The jagged division of the background is reminiscent of a lightning bolt, symbolizing speed, accuracy and electronic information and systems.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 18 April 1989. (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-763)




Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height consisting of a silver sunburst within an oriental blue oval (with axis vertical) inscribed, "EYES OF THE PACIFIC," in silver letters, overall a diagonal red lightning bolt from lower left to upper right superimposed by a silver knight's helmet crested with a griffin's head in shades of light brown.

Symbolism
Oriental blue and silver gray/silver are the colors traditionally associated with Military Intelligence units. The griffin, a mythical beast, with keen eyesight and acute hearing, symbolizes constant vigilance. The helmet with the visor closed connotes covert capabilities as well as military preparedness. The sunburst symbolizes knowledge and truth; the lightning bolt underscores electronic communications, speed and accuracy.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 18 April 1989.





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