516th Signal Brigade / 1106th Signal Brigade, A-1-769

516th Signal Brigade / 1106th Signal Brigade, A-1-769

Description/Blazon

On an orange vertical rectangle arched at top and bottom with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) white border, 3 inches (7.62 cm) in height and 2 inches (5.08 cm) in width overall, two white diagonally crossed lightning flashes superimposed by a stylized black South Pacific spear issuing from base.

 

Symbolism
Orange and white are the colors associated with the Signal Corps. Black represents strength, solidity and twenty-four hour military preparedness. The crossed lightning flashes are indicative of communications and electronics; they are crossed to symbolize strength. The flashes form two arrowheads pointing inward, suggesting the processing of signal communications. The spear reflects the fighting aspect, suggesting the unit's aggressiveness and the heritage and home location.

 

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally authorized for the 1106th Signal Brigade on 11 October 1989. It was cancelled for the 1106th Signal Brigade effective 15 October 1992 and authorized for the 516th Signal Brigade effective 16 October 1992.
(TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-769)

Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!
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