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USA Marksmanship Unit Patch. Alpha Units. US Army

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Description
On a shield-shaped embroidered device 3 inches (7.62 cm) in height and 2 7/8 inches (7.30 cm) in width overall blazoned: Celeste, two crossbows in saltire and one in pale bows outward Or, arrowhead detailed Argent, all within a diminished bordure of the second.

Symbolism
The crossbow is a weapon of historical significance consisting of a bow mounted on a stock and contains the base elements of marksmanship today: reusable mechanical weapon, projectile and marksman. The golden yellow color represents the excellence and award winning performance in competition. The direction of the arrows pointing outward symbolizes the combat readiness of the unit and their ability to go anywhere to assist. The convergence of all three weapons at the center of the device signifies precision and accuracy. Teal blue is the designation color of the unit.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 24 October 2012. (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-1080)

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