130 Engineer Brigade
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia
On an oblong scarlet shield arched at top and base, 2 inches (5.08 cm) wide and 3 inches (7.62 cm) long overall with a vertical yellow bar throughout, three white horizontal tower embattlements each of three merlons; all within a scarlet 1/8 inch (.32 cm) border.
Scarlet and white are the colors used for Engineer organizations. The bar refers to a lever, support, fastener or a measuring device and other facets of engineering operations, the embattlements denoting the military aspects of the Brigade. In numerology, three is the symbol for completeness.
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 23 September 1969. It was amended to correct the description of the design on 1 October 1969. (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-525)
Distinctive Unit Insignia
A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a scarlet masoned tower of three merlons, charged in the center throughout with a vertical black spade (with handle extended above the top), extending over a horizontal white bayonet, all above a gold scroll inscribed, “COMBAT READY” in red letters.
The embattle tower was suggested by the unit’s shoulder sleeve insignia. The 130th Engineer Brigade’s five battle honors (Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace and Central Europe) are represented by the three merlons of the tower, the spade and bayonet. The masoned tower with the spade also symbolizes the unit’s engineering achievements while the bayonet alludes to the combat readiness of the Brigade. Scarlet and white are the colors used by Engineers.
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 3 November 1969.
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.