DISTINCTIVE UNIT INSIGNIA
48th Chemical Brigade Distinctive Unit Insignia
Description: A gold color metal and enamel
device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) overall consisting of a
rampant green dragon grasping in its left claw a gold
sword, point up, all within a blue benzene ring, bearing
around the benzene ring five gold stars. Attached below
the device, a blue scroll inscribed "TO PROTECT THE
NATION" in gold.
Symbolism: Cobalt blue and yellow are the colors traditionally associated with Chemical units. The green dragon grasping the sword alludes to the chemical operations of the Brigade and the unit's mission to combat chemical and biological warfare. The benzene ring is adapted from the branch insignia. The five stars symbolize the chemical battalions subordinate to the Brigade.
Background: The distinctive unit insignia was approved effective 16 September 2007.
SHOULDER SLEEVE INSIGNIA
48th Chemical Brigade Shoulder Sleeve Insignia
Description: On a yellow embroidered hexagon
edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) blue border, a pyramid of
red flames issuing from base, surmounted by a sword
throughout and point up, with yellow pommel, hilt, and
hand guard, the blade white between four red droplets,
two and two. Overall dimensions are 2 1/8 inches (5.40
cm) in width and 3 inches (7.62 cm) in length.
Symbolism: Cobalt blue and yellow are the colors traditionally associated with Chemical units. The benzene ring is adapted from the branch insignia. The flames suggest the mission of the Brigade. The sword represents military readiness. The red droplets imply the method of distributing chemicals. The four droplets and the eight flame licks allude to the unit's numerical designation.
Background: The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved effective 16 September 2007.
Last Updated on 01 April 2011