528th Sustainment Brigade
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia
On a vertical rectangular embroidered item, semicircular at top, divided vertically red and dark green, a white deployed parachute throughout, surmounting the suspension lines of the parachute two yellow lightning bolts, slanted inward on each side, overall in the center a black vertical dagger, point up; all within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) black border. Overall dimensions are 3 1/8 inches (7.94 cm) in height and 2 1/2 inches (6.35 cm) in width. Attached immediately above is a black tab with the word “AIRBORNE” in red.
The red and dark green background suggests the Brigade’s support to Special Operations units. The lightning bolts denote combat support, combat service support, and signal elements of the command and the speed at which these missions are performed. Yellow/gold embodies the quality and value of the soldiers assigned to the unit. The parachute symbolizes the Brigade’s airborne capabilities. The black dagger represents combat readiness and the unit’s association with the United States Army Special Operations Command.
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 25 March 2009. (TIOH Drawing Number A-1-997)
Distinctive Unit Insignia
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Or, a dance of two Vert between a fleur-de-lis Azure and two arrowheads Gules, in base a fountain. Attached above and below the shield a Red scroll doubled and inscribed “WE SUPPORT” at the top and “TO THE UTMOST” in base, all in Gold.
The heraldic dance is reminiscent of mountains; the fountain represents water. The fleur-de-lis is emblematic of France. These elements portray the unit’s campaign participation in Europe. The unit’s two assault landings are indicated by the red arrowheads. The green is in reference to the unit’s mission in support of Special Operations.
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 528th Support Battalion on 14 January 1988. It was redesignated for the 528th Sustainment Brigade effective 16 December 2008.
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.