Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL
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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia


Description
On a white disc edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) maroon border, the overall diameter 3 inches (7.62 cm), a maroon cogwheel on which is a white torch inflamed issuing in the vertical center, surmounted by a white plow. Above the cogwheel the inscription “ALABAMA A&M” and below the cogwheel the inscription “UNIVERSITY” all in maroon letters 5/16 inch (.79 cm) in height.

Symbolism
Maroon and white are the colors of the University. The cogwheel and the plow allude to the function of the University in Agriculture and Mechanics. The torch enflamed refers to military leadership and academic achievement.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was authorized 3 December 1971. (TIOH Drawing Number A-10S-209)




Shoulder Loop Insignia


Description
A silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a maroon enamel shield on which is a silver color metal academic cap and a plow. Arced below the shield a silver color metal scroll inscribed “SERVICE IN SOVEREIGNTY” in maroon enamel letters.

Symbolism
Maroon and white (silver) are the colors of the University. The academic cap commemorates academic achievement. The plow and motto are taken from the seal of the University.

Background
The shoulder loop insignia was authorized 16 August 1972.





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