79 Infantry Brigade Combat Team
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia
A rectangle arched at the top and bottom 3 inches (7.32 cm) in height and 2 inches (5.08 cm) in width overall divided per bend a bend counterchanged Or and Azure, overall a lightning bolt Gules fimbriated of the first; all within a white 1/8 inch (.32 cm) border.
Yellow is the traditional color for Armor and Cavalry and blue is associated with the Infantry. Red is for Artillery and Engineers. The thunderbolt symbolizes speed and power. White is adapted from the California State flag. The division of the device with the bend alludes to the meeting of land and sea; California and its shoreline.
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 2 February 2010. (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-1022)
Distinctive Unit Insignia
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned as follows: “Azure, a fleur-de-lis, six mullets arced in chief Or; a bordure Gules.” Issuing from the top of the shield is a demi-bezant superimposed by a demi-sea lion rampant, upper body Red and lower, Green. Attached around the bottom of the shield is a Blue scroll doubled and inscribed “DOMINATE THE FIGHT” in Gold.
The red of the border represents Field Artillery and Engineers, blue is for Infantry, and the gold/yellow is for Armor and Cavalry. The fleur-de-lis commemorates the unit’s campaign participation credits for World War I. The six stars represent the campaign participation credits for World War II. The rampant sea lion against the sun honor the Brigade’s Philippine Presidential Unit Citation. The red on the sea lion represents courage, zeal, and valor, the green highlights the sea and the tropical environs of their World War II service.
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 2 February 2010.