230th Sustainment Brigade
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia
A shield-shaped embroidered device, arched at top and edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) Buff border blazoned as follows: Per chevron Azure and Gules, a chevron Argent, overall a sword erect Buff, in chief three mullets in chevron of the third. Overall dimensions are 2 5/8 inches (6.67 cm) in width by 3 1/2 inches (8.89 cm) in length.
Red and buff are the colors traditionally used by Sustainment units. Red, white, and blue are the national colors and also the colors of the Tennessee State Flag. The chevron suggests support, the mission of the Brigade. The sword, pointing up, symbolizes military readiness. The three stars allude to the three grand divisions of the state of Tennessee.
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 23 January 2007. (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-911)
Distinctive Unit Insignia
A gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall consisting of a green disc, surmounted by a gold pheon issuing from base and extending overall, bearing at center a blue disc charged with three five-pointed stars, at top a semi-circular gold scroll folded back at each side and inscribed “OLD HICKORY” with a scroll of the same in base inscribed “VOLUNTEERS” all in blue letters.
The pheon symbolizes the striking and penetrating power of the unit and also refers to the action in Normandy, World War II, where the organization was awarded the Distinguishing Unit Citation represented by the color blue. The blue disc bearing three stars was suggested by the State Flag of Tennessee and symbolizes the unit’s original activation in Knoxville, Tennessee. The green field alludes to the fields of Europe during World War I and World War II.
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 30th Armored Brigade on 19 March 1974. It was redesignated effective 1 September 1997, for the 230th Support Group on 8 December 1997. It was redesignated for the 230th Sustainment Brigade on 14 November 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.