926 Engineer Brigade
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia
On a white square 2 1/4 inches (5.72 cm) on each side point up with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) white border, a scarlet square voided of the field bearing a scarlet saltire, superimposed by a yellow castle tower.
Scarlet and white are the colors traditionally used by the Engineer Corps. The scarlet saltire refers to the Cross of St. Andrew of the Alabama State Flag, signifying the unit’s ties with their home state. The four white squares highlight the following primary missions of the Army Engineers: mobility, countermobility, survivability, and sustainment. The gold castle tower is adapted from the branch insignia of the Corps of Engineers.
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 9 November 2006. (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-902)
Distinctive Unit Insignia
A silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height consisting of a pair of silver wings inverted with tips contiguous surmounted by a gold color, 6 pointed star (2 points up) on the apex of a chevron divided vertically and diagonally into four white and scarlet segments; all within and extending onto and beyond the lower part of a scarlet encircling scroll, the upper part bearing the inscription “OUR MISSION ABOVE ALL” in silver letters.
The colors scarlet and white are for the Corps of Engineers. The chevron, representing the rafters of a roof, stands for the unit’s construction mission. The four segments of the chevron refer to the four campaigns in which the unit served during World War II. The star and the heart-shaped wings stand for Montgomery, the capital of Alabama, where the headquarters of the organization is located. The star refers to the star on the portico of the State Capitol building which indicates the place where Jefferson Davis took the oath of office as President of the Confederacy. The shape of the wings alludes to Alabama’s nickname: “Heart of Dixie.” The wings also commemorate the unit’s service during World War II as an Engineer Aviation unit.
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 926th Engineer Group on 26 August 1969. It was redesignated for the 926th Engineer Brigade with the description and symbolism updated on 4 October 2006.
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.