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Criminal Investigation Command Patch. Alpha Units. US Army

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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

Description
On a blue octagon 2 1/2 inches in diameter and within a 1/8 inch red border, the latitude and longitude lines of a global map terminating in arrowheads within the angles of the border all in white, and at center on a red disc a white five-pointed star.

Symbolism
The central star and the lines of the latitude and longitude suggesting a globe, together with the arrowheads marking the points of a compass, symbolize the basic mission of the Command: to perform and exercise centralized command, authority, direction and control of Army criminal investigation activities worldwide. Blue, white and red are the national colors.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was authorized for the US Army Criminal Investigation Command on 12 Nov 71. (TIOH Drawing Number A-1-548)

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