Texas Army National Guard Element, Joint Force Headquarters
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia
On a blue disc edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) white border, 2 1/2 inches (6.35 cm) in diameter overall, a white star within an open garland composed of a branch of oak and a branch of laurel both white, the crossed branches surmounted above their point of intersection and below the star by a wreath of six twists, alternating white and red.
The design is an adaptation of the seal of Texas, the “Lone Star State.”
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, Texas National Guard on 22 September 1955. It was redesignated for Headquarters, State Area Command, Texas Army National Guard on 30 December 1983. It was redesignated effective 1 October 2003, for the Texas Army National Guard Element, Joint Force Headquarters and amended to update the description and add a symbolism. (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-180)
Distinctive Unit Insignia
A gold color metal and enamel device 1 inch (2.54 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield, the lower two-thirds divided vertically red and blue and the upper third all white bearing a black five-pointed star within a black open wreath of live oak and olive.
The colors red, blue and white allude to the flag of the Republic of Texas. The star and wreath of live oak and olive are from the authorized crest of the Texas National Guard, but in this instance are depicted in black and gold, the colors of the Staff Corps, in reference to the State Staff Corps which serves all branches of the State's military forces.
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment and noncolor bearing units of the Texas Army National Guard on 16 March 1971. It was redesignated effective 1 October 1982, for Headquarters, State Area Command, Texas Army National Guard. It was redesignated effective 1 October 2003, for the Texas Army National Guard Element, Joint Force Headquarters and amended to update the description.
That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Texas Army National Guard: From a wreath of colors, a mullet Argent encircled by a garland of live oak and olive Proper, conjoined at the stems with a ribbon Or.
The crest is the seal of Texas, the "Lone Star State."
The crest was approved for the color bearing organizations of the State of Texas on 18 February 1924. It was amended to correct the description on 4 December 2001.