311th Signal Command, US Army
311TH SIGNAL COMMAND, US ARMY
(Shoulder Sleeve Insignia)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia. Description: On a blue shield 3 1/4 inches (8.26cm) in height with a 1/8 inch (.32cm) white border, a yellow Phoenix arising from a red flame all above an orange demi-globe gridlined blue in base.
Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: A silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86cm) in height overall consisting of a silver broad arrow upon a blue background between two silver lightning flashes chevronwise conjoined at the top, all above an orange demi-globe with silver gridlines. Attached at base a blue scroll inscribed "THE THEATER VOICE" in silver.
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia: The Phoenix arising from the flame represents rebirth and is indicative of a new command. The orange demi-globe symbolizes the worldwide capabilities of the organization. The blue background alludes to the sky and the transmission of voice, picture and data via satellite. The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 22 March 1996.
Distinctive Unit Insignia: Orange and white (silver) are the colors used for Signal organizations. The lightning bolts signify the harnessed power of communications. The arrowhead represents combat readiness and points to the sky, symbolizing the transmission of data via satellite. The globe symbolizes the worldwide capability of the organization. The motto highlights the unit's mission as the theater's communication link. The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 22 March 1996. Literature: Images from Wikimedia Commons, Information form The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.