358th Civil Affairs Brigade
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 9 June 1976. Purple and white are the colors used for Civil Affairs. Blue and yellow are the colors of the State of Pennsylvania where the unit is presently located. The globe alludes to the scope of the organization capabilities. The sword represents military authority and is sheathed to symbolize support of post combat military operations.
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 27 April 1977. Purple and white are the colors used for Civil Affairs. The scroll and quill in saltire represent strength in civil authority and justice while the upright sword refers to the military responsibility to secure and protect peace. A keystone, symbol for Pennsylvania, the unit's home state, reflects the state colors blue and gold, while the globe is indicative of the organization's mission and capabilities.
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