Collar Insignia Officer
Collar Insignia Enlisted
A Gold color and metal enamel device 1 inch (2.54 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Or, a pale Sable charged in saltire throughout a key with ward pointing to sinister base and lightning bolt strike to dexter base Or.
Black and gold are the colors of Electronic Warfare. Black represents the mission to blind and confuse enemies, thereby denying access to sensitive data. Black is also the color of the raven, alluding to the first Electronic Warfare personnel who served during World War II and were referred to as “Ravens”. Gold signifies the task of maintaining dominance of the electromagnetic spectrum, an asset of inestimable value. The shield symbolizes the unconditional commitment to protect warfighters, information, and equipment from danger and harm. The lightning bolt and its three sharp bends represent the intent to rapidly, decisively, and precisely strike at the adversary in an electronic attack. The key and its “E, W” shaped ward denote the dual parted mission of unlocking access to knowledge of the adversary and the safekeeping of friendly capabilities and knowledge. The three knobs on the bow of the key denote the warrant officers, enlisted servicemen and women, and the entire Electronic Warfare team that proudly serve in the United States Army.
Golden yellow (65001) and black (65018).
The G-1 approved the development of a collar insignia and uniform colors for Electronic Warfare on 1 February 2011. The design was approved by the Commanding General, Combined Arms Center in August. The insignia was authorized on 26 October 2011. The collar insignia is worn by warrant officers (MOS 290A) and noncommissioned officers (CMF 29).