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Foreign Intelligence Command Patch. Alpha Units. US Army

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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

Description
On an oriental blue shield with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) yellow border 3 inches (7.62 cm) in height and 2 1/2 inches (6.35 cm) in width overall, two diagonally crossed yellow keys superimposed by a white torch enflamed red.

Symbolism
Oriental blue is the primary color traditionally associated with Military Intelligence units. Blue represents loyalty and determination; gold is representative of high ideals, achievement and excellence. White signifies integrity and red stands for courage and zeal. The keys are symbolic of security, control and authority. The torch alludes to the unit’s mission and implies knowledge, vigilance and guidance.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 5 February 1993. (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-802)

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