278th Armoured Cavalry Regiment, Tennessee Army National Guard
278TH ARMOURED CAVALRY REGIMENT, TENNESSEE ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
(Shoulder Sleeve Insignia)
Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Tennessee Army National Guard: From a wreath Argent and Vert, upon a mount Vert a hickory tree charged with three mullets one and two Argent.
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia. Description: On a disc 2 5/8 inches (6.67cm) in diameter a white-edged blue triskelion with lower leg vertical between three white five-pointed stars on a green background all inclosed by a 1/8 inch (.32cm) white border.
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia: The green background with three stars refers to the hickory tree crest of the Tennessee ARNG. The wavy blue three-armed partition represents the coming together of the Holston and the French Broad Rivers to form the beginning of the Tennessee River in Knoxville, where the regiment's headquarters is located.
The Shoulder Sleeve Insignia was originally approved for the 278th Infantry Brigade on 19 March 1974. It was redesignated for the 278th Armored Cavalry on 19 August 1977. Literature: Images from Wikimedia Commons. Information from The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.