97th Infantry Division, A-1-144

97th Infantry Division, A-1-144

97th Infantry Division

Shoulder Sleeve Insignia


Upon a blue shield with white border a white trident. Shield triangular in shape 2 1/2 inches (6.35 cm) in length and 2 1/8 inches (5.40 cm) in width, border 3/16 inch (.48 cm) in width, trident vertical approximately 1 7/8 inches (4.76 cm) in height and members approximately 1/8 inch (.32 cm) in width.

Blue and white are representative of Infantry; they also symbolize the blue lakes and white mountains of the area (Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire) where the Division was organized after World War I. The prongs of the trident further allude to the three states. 

The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the 97th Division on 18 October 1922. It was redesignated for the 97th US Army Reserve Command on 22 April 1968. The insignia was redesignated effective 6 December 2010, for the 97th Training Brigade and amended to update the description and add a symbolism.
(TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-144)
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Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!