261 Signal Brigade
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia
A lozenge with horizontal axis 3 3/8 inches (8.57 cm) overall and vertical axis 2 3/4 inches (6.99 cm) overall consisting of four lozenges conjoined, the upper of colonial blue and bearing a white five pointed star and each of the remaining three divided into white and orange areas by a zig-zag partition line, all within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) buff border.
Orange and white are the colors used by Signal units. Colonial blue and buff were suggested by the flag of the state of Delaware. The single star alludes to Delaware as the "first state" to sign the Constitution; it is also used to indicate the capital city of Dover, the unit's home area. The pattern formed by the conjoined lozenges is indicative of precise planning and represents the unit's capabilities. The white and orange zig-zag simulates electric flashes and refers to the technology of a communications system and the unit's mission.
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for 261st Signal Command on 7 January 1971. It was amended to correct the description on 27 January 1971. The insignia was redesignated for the 261st U.S. Army Strategic Communications Command on 19 January 1972. It was redesignated for the 261st Signal Command on 4 December 1974. It was redesignated for the 261st Signal Brigade effective 1 September 1996. (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-542)
Distinctive Unit Insignia
A silver color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall consisting of four orange lightning flashes issuing vertically from a blue lozenge charged with a white star between four white vertical arcing lightning bolts, all above an orange scroll inscribed "FORESEE" in silver letters.
Orange and white are the traditional colors of the Signal Corps. The four white electronic flashes represent command and control, communications and computers, the four "C's" of a modern military Signal organization. The diamond shape and blue color refer to the Delaware State flag, and the star refers to Dover, the state capital and the unit's home area. The orange flashes represent the unit's mission to disseminate and direct communication efforts over a wide area.
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 261st Signal Command on 31 August 1979. It was redesignated for the 261st Signal Brigade effective 1 September 1996.
Combat Service Identification Badge
A silver color metal and enamel device 2 inches (5.08 cm) in width consisting of a design similar to the shoulder sleeve insignia.