361 Civil Affairs Brigade
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia
On a purple shield arced at top and bottom, edged with a 1/8 inch (.32cm) white border, the overall dimensions 2 inches (5.08cm) in width and 3 inches (7.62cm) in height, at center a blue wavy band fimbriated white and bearing a yellow sunburst.
The sunburst is symbolic of authority, enlightenment and wisdom. The sun represents Florida, the "Sunshine State" with blue area representing the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean alluding to the present location of the organization. Purple and white are colors used for Civil Affairs units.
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 6 Jan 1977. (TIOH Drawing Number A-1-607)
Distinctive Unit Insignia
A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18cm) in height overall consisting of an orange enamel demi-sun burst with gold rays above four purple enamel wavy bars with gold fimbriation, in base a semi-circular gold scroll, folded back at each end and lined purple, inscribed "SECURE PEACE" in purple letters, overall a vertical sword with white enamel blade with purple enamel grip in front of motto scroll between "SECURE" and "PEACE."
The upright sword alludes to the unit's mission to protect and secure peace. The sun is symbolic of authority, enlightenment and wisdom. The sun also represents the organization's present location in Florida, the Sunshine State, while the wavy bars represent the waters around Florida, the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Purple and white are colors used for Civil Affairs units.
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 6 Jan 1977.