LOYOLA UNIVERSITY SROTC, CHICAGO, IL
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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia


Description/Blazon
A yellow shield-shaped device with a yellow horizontal scroll attached above the shield, all edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) maroon border, the overall dimensions 3 1/8 inches in height and 2 5/8 inches ( 6.67 cm) in width , on a maroon base a pattern of seven yellow diagonal stripes extending from the viewer's upper right to lower left below the silhouette of two wolves facing a pot suspended from the top of the shield by two chain links, all maroon, on the scroll the inscription "LOYOLA" in maroon letters 5/16 inch (.79 cm) in height.

Symbolism
Maroon and gold (yellow) are the colors of the University. The two wolves with the kettle suspended from pot hooks were taken from the coat of arms of the Loyola family. The wolves and pot symbolize the family name, as "LOBO" is the Spanish word for wolf and "OLLA" the word for pot. The seven yellow diagonal stripes represent seven bars of gold granted by King Alonzo, as a mark of bravery, to seven heroes of the family who distinguished themselves in the Battle of Beotibar (1321).

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was authorized 22 September 1975. (TIOH Drawing Number A-10S-205)




Shoulder Loop Insignia


Description/Blazon
A gold color metal and enamel insignia 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a maroon enamel shield on which is a gold-color metal sword in the vertical center with blade up. Attached below the shield a maroon enamel scroll extending along the sides of the shield, inscribed "AD MAJOREM DEI GLORIAM" in gold-color metal letters.

Background
The shoulder loop insignia was authorized 1 August 1975.





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