Colorado State Area Command
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia
Centered on a disc 2 1/8 inches (5.40 cm) in diameter overall composed of three horizontal stripes of equal width of blue, white and blue, a yellow disc 5/8 inch (1.59 cm) in diameter within a scarlet letter "C" edged with white, and all within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) white border.
The design is taken from the Colorado State flag.
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment and other nondivisional units, Colorado National Guard on 4 November 1955. The insignia was redesignated with description amended for Headquarters, State Area Command, Colorado Army National Guard on 30 December 1983. (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-159)
Distinctive Unit Insignia
A gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height consisting of a gold shield bearing a crossed pick and sledge hammer with black heads and brown handles and above them on a scarlet chief three blue mountains with white peaks; inscribed on a gold scroll below the shield the motto "NIL SINE NUMINE" in black letters.
The shield and motto are adapted from the Colorado State seal. The snow-capped mountains represent the rugged land of Colorado and the pick and hammer symbolize the importance of mining in the state. The gold of the shield alludes to the state's precious metal production. The meaning of the motto is "Nothing Without Providence."
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment and noncolor bearing units of the Colorado Army National Guard on 3 May 1971. The insignia was redesignated effective 30 December 1983, for Headquarters, State Area Command, Colorado Army National Guard.
That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Colorado Army National Guard: From a wreath of colors, a fasces paleways Proper with ribbon of red, white and blue.
The fasces appears on the seal of the State. It is a bundle of rods with a battle axe bound together with the ribbon. It was a symbol of authority in the Roman Republic. Singly the rods are easily broken, bound together they are unbreakable.
The crest for color bearing organizations of the State of Colorado was approved on 6 March 1922.