304th Civil Affairs Brigade
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 5 March 1993. A purple rectangle arced at the top and bottom with a gold border, charged with a white torch issuing from base superimposed by a gold stylized Liberty Bell. Purple and white are the colors traditionally associated with Civil Affairs units. Gold denotes excellence and achievement. The torch and bell symbolize leadership, guidance and freedom.
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 304th Civil Affairs Group on 22 Mar 1972. The insignia was redesignated for the 304th Civil Affairs Brigade, with description and symbolism revised, on 5 Mar 1993.
Distinctive Unit Insignia is a gold color metal and enamel device, consisting of a purple globe with gold gridlines, between a green open wreath of olive branches on the left and oak leaves on the right, the globe surmounted by a gold Liberty Bell, all below a semi-circular gold scroll inscribed "SUSTAIN THE PEACE" in scarlet. Purple and white are colors traditionally associated with Civil Affairs organizations. The Liberty Bell, symbolic of freedom, alludes to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where the unit was originally constituted and activated and is stationed. The globe refers to the unit's worldwide capabilities. The open wreath of olive branches and oak leaves symbolize the unit's mission to assist in the maintaining of civil order and in support of combat and post combat phases of military operations.
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