136th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia
A shield shaped embroidered item 3 1/4 inches (8.26 cm) in height and 2 1/4 inches (5.72 cm) in width overall blazoned as follows: Per bend Azure and Gules, a lightning bolt bendwise Vert, in sinister chief a mullet Argent, all within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) Yellow border.
The white star on a blue background represents the Republic of Texas. The colors, red, blue, and white allude to the flag of the Republic of Texas and the National colors. The green represents Military Police, red represents Engineer, and the lightning bolt represents Signal. The two sections of the shield refer to the two missions to protect both the operational and tactical freedom actions of the supported force. The lightning flash is also symbolic of the unit’s mission to enhance command and control. The gold border is emblematic of honor and excellence.
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 17 February 2009. (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-1023)
Distinctive Unit Insignia
A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of two gold wheels one above the other and each bearing a blue fleur-de-lis; the lower wheel on a vertically divided red and green background and the upper and smaller wheel surmounting overall a brick red disc between two gold arrowheads and surmounted at its base by a white star all above a gold scroll, the ends curving inward and terminating beneath the outer corners of the arrowheads inscribed “VENIO CITO” in black letters.
The two wheels, each with a fleur-de-lis, commemorate service in France and Europe during World War I and World War II. The two arrowheads refer to the two assault landings during the latter period with the additional use of the colors red and green alluding in turn to the Meritorious Unit Commendation and to the French Croix de Guerre with Palm awarded the unit. The white star adopted from the State flag of Texas refers to the home station of the organization. The motto “VENIO CITO” is translated “I Come Quickly.”
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 111th Transportation Group on 9 July 1971. It was redesignated for the 111th Support Group on 13 May 1975. The insignia was redesignated effective 1 September 2008, for the 136th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade and amended to update the description.