66 Military Intelligence Brigade
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia
On a silver gray hexagon, one point up, with a 1/8 inch (.32cm) oriental blue border 3 inches (7.62cm) in height and 2 5/8 inches (6.67cm) in width overall, an oriental blue hexagon bearing a yellow sphinx superimposed by a silver gray dagger hilted black.
Oriental blue and silver gray, representing loyalty and determination, are the colors of the Military Intelligence branch. Yellow/gold symbolizes excellence. The hexagon borders reflect the numerical designation of the unit. The sphinx, a traditional military intelligence symbol, indicates observation, wisdom and discreet silence. The unsheathed dagger reflects the aggressive and protective requirements and the element of physical danger inherent in the mission of the unit.
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the 66th Military Intelligence Brigade on 27 August 1987. It was cancelled on 17 July 2002. The insignia was reinstated and redesignated for the 66th Military Intelligence Group with the description and symbolism updated on 18 June 2003. It was redesignated effective 16 July 2009, for the 66th Military Intelligence Brigade. (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-740)
Distinctive Unit Insignia
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02cm) in width overall consisting of a hexagon composed of a chequy of (6) Black and White sections (one angle up), surmounted throughout by a smaller hexagon (flat side up) composed of a chequy of nine sections of Gold and Blue (oriental) with the center square charged with a Gold sphinx head, facing to the right, all above a Gold scroll inscribed "HONOR VALOR AND SECURITY" in Blue (Oriental) letters.
The black and white symbolize enlightenment and knowledge both day and night around the world. The chequy represents the unit's tactical and strategic capabilities in counterintelligence. The sphinx is a traditional intelligence symbol and indicates observation, wisdom and discreet silence. The hexagon within a hexagon "6-6" further distinguishes the numerical designation of the organization.
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 66th Military Intelligence Group on 16 July 1969. It was redesignated for the 66th Military Intelligence Brigade on 8 October 1986. The insignia was redesignated for the 66th Military Intelligence Group with the description updated effective 16 October 2002. The insignia was redesignated effective 16 July 2009, for the 66th Military Intelligence Brigade.
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.