704th Military Intelligence Brigade, US Army

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704TH MILITARY INTELLIGENCE BRIGADE, US ARMY

Arms of 704th Military Intelligence Brigade, US Army

(Shoulder Sleeve Insignia)
Arms of 704th Military Intelligence Brigade, US Army

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)

Official blazon

Shoulder Sleeve Insignia. Description: On a Dark Blue pentagon 2 1/8 inches (5.40 cm) on each side point up with a White star in each corner, a Celeste globe with Dark Blue grid lines charged with a Gold key in pale ward to sinister surmounted by a crossed White lightning flash and a Silver dagger point up with a Brown grip, all within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) Black border.

Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: A silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86cm) in width overall consisting of a silver heraldic rose with blue petals, and red barbs between, and below, a red scroll with silver ends inscribed with the motto "HERE AND EVERYWHERE" in silver letters.

Origin/meaning

Shoulder Sleeve Insignia: The pentagon shape and globe symbolize the Brigade’s mission and support provided to the Department of Defense and the National Security Agency at locations around the globe. The five stars represent the five branches of service with which the Brigade conducts its mission. The key represents knowledge which demonstrates the unit’s ability to be the “First to Know.” The dagger with point up highlights vigilance, being on watch for the Nation and the stealth of the soldiers of the Brigade. The lightning bolt symbolizes the ability of the unit to strike fast with precision.

Distinctive Unit Insignia: Military Intelligence is represented by the rose, adapted from the branch insignia, and a traditional symbol of secrecy. The barbs between the petals are red, representing patriotism and zeal, and form a pentagon behind the rose, a further military reference. The rose is oriental blue and silver, representing the distinguishing colors of Military Intelligence branch. The United States is symbolized by red, silver (white) and blue.

The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 25 October 2005. The Distinctive Unit Insignia was originally approved for the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command CONUS Military Intelligence Group on 11 September 1985. It was redesignated on 1 January 1988 for the 704th Military Intelligence Brigade.


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Literature: Images from Wikimedia Commons. Information from The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.