SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY SROTC, SLIPPERY ROCK, PA
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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia


Description/Blazon
On a shield shaped embroidered item edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) black border, blazoned as follows: Argent, a keystone Argent (Silver Gray) fimbriated Gules, overall in chief a Hiawatha Belt (Iroquois Covenant Chain) throughout Sable, superimposed in centre by an oak tree fructed and eradiated Brün, the keystone is surmounted by a chevron abased of the third bearing three mullets of the first. Attached above the shield, a Silver Gray scroll with rounded corners edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) Black border inscribed "FRONTIER BATTALION" in Red letters. The overall dimensions are 3 1/4 inches (8.26 cm) in height and 2 7/8 inches (7.30 cm) in width.

Symbolism
Kelly green and white are the University's colors. The color red reflects the courage and strength of Pennsylvania. The acorn shape represents the mighty oak, a national symbol of strength and growth; also taken from the Duquesne Family coat of arms. The keystone is a Pennsylvania state symbol. The Iroquois Covenant Chain represents the Native American influence to this region of Western Pennsylvania. The chevron in base signifies protection and is charged with three stars taken from the George Washington's coat of arms.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally authorized 24 July 1985. It was cancelled due to a new design and updated description and symbolism on 27 February 2013. (TIOH Drawing Number A-10S-9)




Shoulder Loop Insignia


Description/Blazon
A silver color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall consisting of a red keystone shaped displayed at top four crosses formée above a representation of a Iroquois Covenant Chain all in silver above a gold brown oak tree with roots and acorns, within the chain and at base a white chevron surmounted by three silver stars. Attached below the keystone, a black tri-folded scroll inscribed "PER FORTUNAS VARIAS" in silver letters.

Symbolism
Kelly green and white are the University's colors. The color red reflects the courage and strength of Pennsylvania. The acorn tree represents the mighty oak, a national symbol of strength and growth; also taken from the Duquesne Family coat of arms. The keystone is the Pennsylvania state symbol. The Iroquois Covenant Chain represents the Native American influence to this region of Western Pennsylvania. The Cross Formée symbolizes military honor and the four posts, Presque Isle, Le Beouf, Duquesne and Venango were established by the French to secure the region. The chevron in base signifies protection and is charged with three stars taken from George Washington's coat of arms. PER FORTUNAS VARIAS is the school's Latin motto which translates to "BY VARIOUS FORTUNES" in English.

Background
The shoulder loop insignia was originally authorized 24 July 1985. It was cancelled due to a new design and updated description and symbolism on 27 February 2013.





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