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The 504th Battlefield Surveillance
Brigade traces its lineage to the early days of
World War II as the 137th Signal Radio
Intelligence Company (Aviation). The unit soon
was redesignated the 137th Signal Radio
Intelligence Company and received battle
streamers for the campaigns of Northern France,
Central Europe and the Rhineland.
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia and Distinctive Unit Insignia
SHOULDER SLEEVE INSIGNIA
Description: On a blue shield 3
inches in height and 2 1/4 inches in width with
a 1/8 inch yellow border a silver gray winged
lightning flash with wings elevated, the flash
topped with a silver gray demi fleur-de-lis.
DISTINCTIVE UNIT INSIGNIA
Description: A gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inched in height overall consisting of a vertical red enamel winged lightning flash with wings elevated, tipped with a demi-fleur-de-lis, all within a continuous blue scroll arced at top and base and passing behind the wings and demi-fleur-de-lis at the sides and top and inscribed "SEMPER PRAEPARATUS" in gold letters; and all areas enclosed by the wings and scroll are checky of gold and silver gray.
Symbolism: Oriental blue and silver gray are the colors used for Military Intelligence; blue and gold signify loyalty and accomplishment. Wings connote loftiness, the vantage point for visual observation. The lightning flash and checky area represent technological capabilities; together they symbolize vigilant leadership, celerity and communications. The checky area and lightning flash also allude to the organization’s concern with strategic control over hostile communications and the security of friendly communications. The demi-fleur-de-lis, lightning flash, wings and checky area also refer to the lineage of the organization when constituted in 1942 as the 137th Signal Radio Intelligence Company, Aviation. The demi-fleur-de-lis is further used to denote Europe and the organization’s participation in Northern France, Central Europe and Rhineland Campaigns, World War II. The scarlet color refers to the Meritorious Unit Commendation Streamer awarded the unit inscribed "EUROPEAN THEATER."
Background: This insignia was originally approved on 7 Jun 1976 for the 504th Army Security Agency Group; redesignated for the 504th Military Intelligence Group on 22 May 1978. The distinguished unit insignia was redesignated on 1 Apr 1986 for the 504th Military Intelligence Brigade.