308th Civil Affairs Brigade
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 3 February 1993, consisting of a purple rectangle arced at the top and bottom with a gold border, bearing a white fess and charged overall with a gold sword. Purple and white are the colors traditionally associated with Civil Affairs units. Gold denotes excellence and achievement. The three sections of the background reflect the transition from conflict and the upraised sword symbolizes the Brigade's mission to defend and enforce the peace.
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 308th Civil Affairs Group on 20 Oct 1971. The insignia was redesignated, with description and symbolism revised, for the 308th Civil Affairs Brigade on 3 Feb 1993. A gold color device, consisting of a purple globe with gold gridlines, overall horizontally a white scroll rolled at each end, surmounted overall by a vertical gold sword point up; attached below the device a triparted gold scroll overlapping the sword pommel and edges of the globe and inscribed "ADVISE ORGANIZE DIRECT" in red letters. Purple and white are colors traditionally associated with Civil Affairs units. The white scroll alludes to civil and military law, while the globe refers to the unit's global capabilities. The scroll with the sword also symbolizes the unit's mission to maintain civil order and to support combat and post combat phases of military operations.
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