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U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC), distinctive unit insignia U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC), distinctive unit insignia

A gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height consisting of a black scroll doubled and inscribed "SECURE THE HIGH GROUND" in gold issuing a light blue demi-globe gridlined gold below and arched blue background bearing an arc of gold stars, overall an American eagle in proper colors in flight.

Symbolism: The eagle above the globe symbolizes the unit?s mission and reflects the motto. The arc of stars simulates a gateway and suggests control of space as the determining factor in total preparedness and military defense.

The distinctive unit insignia was originally authorized for U.S. Army Space and Strategic Defense Command on 16 July 1996 while the organization was a Field Operating Agency (FOA) of the Chief of Staff. It was redesignated for the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command effective 1 October 1997 as a result of a change of name and establishment of the unit as a Major Army Command.

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U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC), shoulder sleeve insignia U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC), shoulder sleeve insignia

On a blue shield with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) red border, 3 1/4 inches (8.26 cm) in height and 2 1/2 inches (6.35 cm) in width overall, two arced red flashes fimbriated yellow point to point between an eagle?s head in proper colors and a white demi-sphere gridlined blue issuing from base.

Symbolism: Red, white, and blue are our National colors. The eagle, our National symbol, denotes freedom and constant vigilance. The gridlined sphere symbolizes the worldwide scope of the command?s mission, while the flashes represent all-encompassing strike capability and quick response.

The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally authorized for U.S. Army Space and Strategic Defense Command on 21 March 1996 while the organization was a Field Operating Agency (FOA) of the Chief of Staff. It was redesignated for the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command effective 1 October 1997 as a result of a change of name and establishing the unit a Major Army Command.

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U.S. Army 1st Space Brigade, distinctive unit insignia
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U.S. Army 1st Space Brigade, distinctive unit insignia

A circular gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in diameter consisting of a black disk displaying a blue demi-globe gridlined gold, encircled by two gold orbits; the orbit on the left supporting a gold pheon ascending and perched between and above the globe a gold brown American Bald Eagle, expanding its wings over an outer red designation band displaying six gold stars, three on each side arcing down from the wingtips. At the top, a white polestar radiating downward into the black disk, arching at the bottom of the designation band, the inscription “FIRST SPACE BRIGADE” in gold.

Symbolism: Black denotes space. The eagle silhouette represents freedom and constant vigilance. The orbits with the pheon encircling the demi-globe signify the Brigade’s worldwide mission and highlight the innovative support to the war fighter and communication between satellites in space and earth. The polestar symbolizes the Army satellites in space for navigation. The six stars suggest the command’s leadership, fusion of space operations, missile defense, research, development, and strategic global reach.

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 31 January 2006.

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U.S. Army 1st Space Brigade, shoulder sleeve insignia
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U.S. Army 1st Space Brigade, shoulder sleeve insignia

On a shield edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) Yellow border blazoned as follows: Per pile transposed Sable and Gules, an eagle, wings elevated and displayed Proper, supported by a demi-globe issuant from base Azure, gridlined Or encircled by two orbits in saltire surmounted at their intersection by a flight symbol ascending bendwise point to chief Argent, in chief a polestar of the last. Overall dimensions are 2 1/4 inches (5.72 cm) in width by 3 inches (7.62 cm) in height.

Symbolism: Black denotes space. The eagle represents freedom and constant vigilance. The orbits with the light symbol encircling the demi-globe signifies the unit’s worldwide coverage of gathering intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, communications, early warning and navigation missions. The polestar symbolizes the Army satellites in space for navigation. The triangular shape suggests communication between satellites in space and the soldiers in the field.

The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 31 January 2006.

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U.S. Army 1st Space Battalion, coat of arms
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U.S. Army 1st Space Battalion, coat of arms

Shield: Sable, a chevronel Or, between in chief three mullets in chevron Argent; issuant from base a terrestrial globe fimbriated of the third, land masses Silver Gray, surmounted a sword erect Proper, between two lightning flashes arched dexter and sinister Argent.
Crest: None.
Motto: SPACE WARRIORS.

Symbolism:
Shield: Teal and yellow are the colors traditionally used by Branch Immaterial, with which 1st Space Battalion is associated. Black signifies outer space. The chevron symbolizes support, and combined with the terrestrial globe represents the Battalion’s mission of global space support. The arched lightning flashes suggest the continuous striking capabilities for decisive combat power. The sword indicates the unit’s designation; also, total military preparedness and defense. The stars refer to the assigned units of the 1st Space Battalion: Headquarters Company, 1st Space Company and 2d Space Company.

The coat of arms was approved on 18 November 2003. The insignia was amended to correct the symbolism on 24 December 2003.

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U.S. Army 1st Space Battalion, distinctive unit insignia U.S. Army 1st Space Battalion, distinctive unit insignia

A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Sable, a chevronel Or, between in chief three mullets in chevron Argent; issuant from base a terrestrial globe fimbriated of the third, land masses Silver Gray, surmounted by a sword erect Proper, between two lightning flashes arched dexter and sinister Argent. Attached below the shield a Black scroll doubled and inscribed “SPACE WARRIORS” in Silver.

Symbolism: Teal and yellow are the colors traditionally used by Branch Immaterial, with which 1st Space Battalion is associated. Black signifies outer space. The chevron symbolizes support, and combined with the terrestrial globe represents the Battalion’s mission of global space support. The arched lightning flashes suggest the continuous striking capabilities for decisive combat power. The sword indicates the unit’s designation; also, total military preparedness and defense. The stars refer to the assigned units of the 1st Space Battalion: Headquarters Company, 1st Space Company and 2d Space Company.

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 18 November 2003. The insignia was amended to correct the symbolism on 24 December 2003.

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