7th Sustainment Brigade
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia
On a brick red shield within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) golden yellow border, 3 inches (7.62 cm) in height and 2 inches (5.08 cm) in width overall, issuing from the center point throughout seven golden yellow rays surmounted by a blue chess-rook.
The rays issuing from the center of the shield refer to the receiving and dispersal of personnel and cargo. The rays are seven in number in reference to the numerical designation of the organizations. The “rook” is the chess piece for a castle, medieval stronghold of fighting men and supplies. The name is derived from the Persian word “rokh”, meaning a soldier, and is used to represent the military troops and equipment being transferred from one mode of transportation to another at the organization. Blue, the Infantry color, refers to the organization’s capability of defending itself as Infantry against hostile ground attack. Brick red and golden yellow are for the Transportation Corps, the original designation of the unit.
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the 7th Transportation Command on 3 April 1967. It was authorized for wear by personnel of the 7th Transportation Group on 1 March 1984. It was redesignated for the 7th Sustainment Brigade, with the description and symbolism updated, effective 17 October 2006. (TIOH Drawing Number A-1-448)
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 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall consisting of a gold demi-sun with eleven gold beveled rays, surmounted in base by a gold ship’s steering wheel of eight spokes with brick red rim, bearing at the hub a Korean Taeguk (scarlet at the top and blue at base), the areas in the lower half of the wheel between the spokes pierced, all above a semicircular blue scroll with ends folded over the horizontal handles of the steering wheel and inscribed, “RESOLUTE” in gold letters.
The eleven sun rays refer to the unit’s service in Europe during World War II, and its participation in ten campaigns in the Korean War. The Taeguk alludes to the organization’s two Meritorious Unit Commendations earned during the Korean War and the two Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation awards. The ship’s steering wheel and the blue scroll allude to the organization’s mission to command units employed in the operation of water terminals. Brick red and golden (gold) yellow are colors used for the Transportation Corps, the original designation of the unit.
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 7th Transportation Group on 21 September 1971. It was redesignated for the 7th Sustainment Brigade, with the description and symbolism updated, effective 17 October 2006.