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Corps of Engineers Patch. Alpha Units. US Army

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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

Description
A square 2 1/4 inches (5.72 cm) in width placed point up, having within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) white border a background divided in half vertically with white on the left and scarlet on the right bearing a castle tower throughout divided in half with scarlet on the left and white on the right and centered thereon an opened pain of dividers above a gridlined globe, both divided in half with white on the left and scarlet on the right.

Symbolism
The globe refers to the activities of the US Army Corps of Engineers both in the Continental United States and overseas. The dividers are symbolic of design and planning and the tower signifies the construction mission. Scarlet and white are the colors traditionally associated with the Corps of Engineers.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the US Army Engineers Divisions and Districts on 31 October 1977. It was redesignated for the US Army Corps of Engineers on 11 July 1979. (TIOH Drawing Number A-1-617)

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