82d Sustainment Brigade
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia
On a vertical rectangle embroidered item, diagonally divided blue and red from upper right to lower left and arched outwardly at the top, a white lightning bolt issuing from upper right to lower left between a white compass rose above a white deployed parachute below; all within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) blue border. Overall dimensions are 2 inches (5.08 cm) in width and 3 inches (7.62 cm) in length.
Red, white, and blue, the national colors, recall the conception and activation of the Brigade in the 82d Airborne Division and the fifty years of lineage to the Division. The compass rose denotes the Brigade’s direction of maintaining and protecting the nation’s security. The lightning bolt represents the power and swiftness of the unit to deploy. The deployed parachute symbolizes the area of operation that the Brigade supports.
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 19 March 2008. (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-967)
Distinctive Unit Insignia
A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height blazoned as follows: Azure, a deployed parachute Argent (Silver Gray) surmounted at base by a fleur-de-lis Argent; attached below a Red scroll inscribed “SUPPORTING FREEDOM” in Silver.
The deployed parachute symbolizes the unit’s area of operations, which the Brigade supports. The fleur-de-lis represents the Brigade’s military lineage to the 82d Airborne Division.
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 8 November 2007.
Combat Service Identification Badge
A silver color metal and enamel device 2 inches (5.08 cm) in height consisting of a design similar to the shoulder sleeve insignia.