NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY SROTC, FARGO, ND
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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

Description
On a green vertical shaped rectangular embroidered item with rounded corners, a yellow bison below three yellow stars in chevron, between and below the item and a green scroll inscribed “NDSU”, a black horizontal bar; all within a 1/8 inch (.32cm) black border. Overall dimensions are 2 3/8 inches (6.03cm) wide by 3 1/4 inches (8.26cm) high.

Symbolism
Green and gold are the school colors. The three stars represent the tri-college district of which NDSU is a part. The American bison is the school’s mascot. The horizontal bar denotes the prairie of the Midwestern Great Plains and signifies the unit’s location.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was authorized 4 May 1961. It was cancelled due to a new design on 11 May 1993, currently amended to update the manufactured drawing on 31 January 2014. (TIOH Drawing Number A-10S-112)




Shoulder Loop Insignia

Shoulder Loop Insignia

Description
On a gold color metal and enamel insignia 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in height overall, consisting of a gold color metal open book in perspective with white enamel pages surmounted by a sabre with blade up and a quill forming a saltire and extending above and below the book, all of gold color metal, between a gold color metal floral pattern on each white enamel page, overall in the vertical center a gold color metal stylized Florence flask with green enamel base, all supported by a gold color metal anvil. Attached above the device a gold color metal scroll inscribed “NSDU” in green enamel letters.

Symbolism
Green and gold (yellow) are the colors of the University. The open book alludes to knowledge; together with the quill it represents academic development; with the sword, it refers to military training. The sword, with blade up, is indicative of leadership. The anvil and Florence flask indicate industry and science. The floral pattern is symbolic to wheat, representing Agriculture, the primary industry of North Dakota.

Background
The shoulder loop insignia was authorized 1March 1974.





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