3rd Signal Brigade, US Army
3RD SIGNAL BRIGADE, US ARMY
(Shoulder Sleeve Insignia)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia. Description: On an orange shield 2 inches in width overall and within a 1/8 inch white border a blue star fimbriated white between three white lightning flashes.
Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches in height overall consisting of three blue discs conjoined two above one and centered thereon a red triangular area with one point down bordered by three gold lightning flashes with points conjoined, and in base on a semi-circular gold scroll the words "TRIPLE THREAT" in blue letters.
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia: Orange and white are the Signal Corps colors. The star, a reference to Texas, the "Lone Star State," the place of initial activation, also refers to guidance and achievement. The flashes are symbolic of the speed of communications and also refer numerically to the present designation of the Brigade. The color blue is indicative of support to the Infantry and other combat forces.
Distinctive Unit Insignia: The three roundels represent rounds of ammunition and, together with the colors blue, gold and scarlet, refer to the organization’s mission to support the combat arms; Infantry, Armor, and Artillery. The three flashes denote the unit’s triple-threat capability in the performance of its mission, adding emphasis to the motto "TRIPLE THREAT."
The Shoulder Sleeve Insignia was approved on 29 August 1979, and the Distinctive Unit Insignia on 17 December 1980. Literature: Images from Wikimedia Commons. Information from The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.