Wright State University, Dayton, OH
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia
On a cream vertical rectangle arched convexly at top and bottom, edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) green border, in chief a silhouette of the Wright Brothers with airplane gold, in base a sword at an angle point upward green, in front of the sword a stylized lamp base bronze, handles, spout, details, and flames all gold. Attached above and below the rectangle, are cream scrolls edged with 1/8 inch (.32 cm) green borders inscribed “WRIGHT STATE” above and “UNIVERSITY” below in green letters. The overall dimensions are 3 1/2 inches (8.89 cm) in height by 2 5/8 inches (6.67 cm) in width.
Green and gold are the official colors of the Wright State University. The sword represents power and the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps’ mission of training selected Wright State University students to become US Army Officers. The lamp represents knowledge. The Wrights Brothers with airplane is the current symbolism used by the University.
The shoulder sleeve insignia was authorized 27 February 2007. (TIOH Drawing Number A-10S-187)
Distinctive Unit Insignia
A gold metal device 1 1/8 inches (2. 86 cm) in height overall consisting of a gold shield on which is a green inverted chevron in chief in the form of a “W” and a green mound in base surmounted by a white open book below a white short sword vertically centered with blade up. Attached below the shield a gold arched scroll inscribed “PAX IN POTENTIA” in green letters.
The W-shaped shield represents Wright State University. Green and gold are the official colors of the University. Green also symbolizes world peace, while gold symbolizes the high caliber and quality of U.S. Army Officers. The sword is indicative of power and represents the Reserve Officers Training Corps’ mission of training selected Wright State students to become U.S. Army Officers. The open book symbolizes wisdom drawn from learning and experience, and the emphasis placed on scholastic achievement by the University and the Army. The position of the book, below the sword, alludes to the necessity for wisdom in the application of power. Pax in Potentia, Latin for “Peace is Within Our Power,” is the University’s motto.
The shoulder loop insignia was authorized 4 March 1983.