UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM SROTC, BIRMINGHAM, AL
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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia


Description/Blazon
A disc edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) green border, the overall diameter 3 inches (7.62 cm), consisting of an inner disc horizontally divided in half, green above yellow on which is centered a white sword with blade up (hilt, guard, and pommel black). Around the disc, a green band inscribed "THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM" in yellow letters 5/16 inch (.79 cm) in height.

Symbolism
Green and yellow are the University's colors. The sword is indicative of the valor, unity, and strength displayed by the University's cadets. The sword also refers to the military and leadership.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally authorized 25 July 1984. It was amended 2 November 1992 to add metric measurements. The insignia was amended to reflect the official name of the school and update the description and symbolism of the design on 10 December 1992. (TIOH Drawing Number A-10S-99)




Shoulder Loop Insignia


Description/Blazon
A gold color metal enamel device 1 1/8 inch (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Vert, a sword Or handle Sable, in bend sinister between a silhouette of the statue Vulcan in dexter chief and Greek helm in sinister base of the second. Attached below the shield a green scroll inscribed "BLAZERS" in gold letters.

Symbolism
Green and gold are the school colors. The saber represents the ROTC curriculum. The statue of "Vulcan" is the most significant landmark in greater Birmingham and reflects the school's location. The helmet alludes to the Cadet Command and the link with the U.S. Military. "BLAZERS" in the motto of the University.

Background
The shoulder loop insignia was 11 Aril 1988.





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