36 Engineer Brigade
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia
A shield-shaped emblem edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) black border, 2 13/16 inches (7.14 cm) in height by 2 3/8 inches (6.03 cm) in width overall, divided bendwise wavy, scarlet over white, with a white seahorse in upper section.
Scarlet and white are traditionally associated with Engineers. The seahorse, derived from the 36th Engineer Regimental badge, recalls the amphibious operations of the Regiment during World War II. The wavy division line on the shield represents the missions of bridge-building over many rivers of Europe during the war.
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the 36th Engineer Group on 3 June 2005. The shape of the seahorse was changed on 29 November 2005. It was redesignated for the 36th Engineer Brigade on 25 May 2006. (TIOH Drawing Number A-1-873)
Combat Service Identification Badge
A gold color metal and enamel device 2 inches (5.08 cm) in height consisting of a design similar to the shoulder sleeve insignia.
Distinctive Unit Insignia
A gold color metal and enamel device 1 inch (2.54 cm) in width overall consisting of a white tower with three merlons behind five gold arrowheads conjoined with points upward and forming an arch over a gold demi-fleur-de-lis, all above a field arched at base of white and scarlet divided by a wavy line extending from upper left to lower right and charged with ten five-pointed gold stars, five on each side and surmounted in the center with a gold sea horse, all above a scarlet scroll bearing in center base and extending slightly above and below the scroll a Taeguk scarlet and blue (ultramarine) charged with a gold star and between four five-pointed stars on each side.
The masoned embattled tower, with five arrowheads, and the demi-fleur-de-lis over the field of ten gold stars symbolize the unit’s five assault landings at Algeria-French Morocco, Sicily, Naples Foggia, Anzio, Southern France and other combat service in Europe during World War II. The scarlet scroll charged with nine stars and bearing a Taeguk in the colors of Korea symbolizes the unit’s two Meritorious Unit Citations, Korea, the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation and the unit’s nine battle honors in Korea. The sea horse on the diagonally divided scarlet and white field relates to the unit’s Regimental association with the 36th Engineers prior to 1945. Scarlet and white are the colors used by Engineer units.
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 36th Engineer Group (Combat) on 24 April 1970. It was redesignated for the 36th Engineer Brigade with symbolism updated on 25 May 2006. The insignia was amended to correct the symbolism on 19 December 2006.