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Maneuver Center of Excellence (Fort Benning, Georgia) Patch. Alpha Units. US Army

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Description
A rectangular shaped shield couped at the corners 3 1/4 inches (8.26 cm) in height and 2 1/4 inches (5.72 cm) in width overall divided per pairle reversed yellow, blue, and scarlet with each section edged black, overall a bayonet and lightning bolt saltirewise, in chief a mullet all black; all within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) black border.

Symbolism
The yellow and blue sections, side by side, embody the Combined Arms Team of Armor/Cavalry and Infantry Forces. The red five-sided section refers to the Pentagon and defense. Red is emblematic of valor and sacrifice. The yellow and blue, which highlight the Maneuver Force of the Army, move forward as a projection from the Pentagon. The star signifies guidance and the Maneuver Center of Excellence being the focal point of the center of operations.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 24 January 2008. It was amended to correct the symbolism on 12 February 2008. The insignia was amended to correct the symbolism on 17 March 2008. It was amended to change the shape and revise the description and symbolism on 16 September 2009. (TIOH Drawing Number A-1-954)

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