Military Intelligence Brigade Patches History

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Information extracted from the book
by Barry Jason Stein
Used by permission

2nd MI Cmd patch
2nd MI Cmd

Worn from:  29 February 1988 - 15 October 1992.

The division of the background and the shape of the insignia allude to the Second United States Army's shoulder-sleeve insignia.  The knight embodies power in movement and direction and symbolizes the use of intelligence information in formulating military strategy and countermeasure.  Black alludes to the covert or secret aspect of gathering intelligence and information, and the silver gray to the search for truth.  The day and night vigilance of the unit is symbolized by the contrast of colors of the light background and dark chess piece.


66th MI Bde patch
66th MI Bde

Worn from:  27 August 1987 - Current.

The hexagon borders reflect the numerical designation of the brigade.  The sphinx, a traditional military intelligence symbol, indicates observation, wisdom, and discreet silence.  The unsheathed dagger reflects the aggressive and protective requirements and the element of physical danger inherent in the mission of the unit.  Gold symbolizes excellence.

Campaigns:  World War II (Northern France).

201st MI Bde patch
201st MI Bde

Worn from:  29 April  1987 - 1995.

The two parts symbolize the responsibility for acquisition and processing of tactical and strategic intelligence.  The sword symbolizes the aggressiveness and physical danger inherent in military intelligence operations.  The lightning bolts refer to the electronic warfare capabilities of the unit and the commander's need for accurate and ready intelligence from all sources.

Campaigns:  World War II (Antisubmarine, New Guinea, Western Pacific, Luzon), Korean War (UN Offensive, CCF Intervention, First UN Counteroffensive, CCF Spring Offensive, UN Summer-Fall Offensive, Second Winter, Summer-Fall 1952, Third Winter, Summer 1953).

Decorations:  Meritorious Unit Commendations -- Army (streamers embroidered Pacific Theater, and Korea), Philippine Presidential Unit Citation (streamer embroidered 17 October 1944 - 4 July 1945).

205th MI Bde patch
205th MI Bde

Worn from:  6 August 1985 - 1995.

The cross lightning bolts refer to the convergence of all types of intelligence from all sources, enabling commanders to "see" the battlefield.  The fleur-de-lys refers to the unit's original activation in France.

Campaigns:  World War II (Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, Central Europe), Vietnam (Counteroffensive Phases II/III/IV/V/VI, Tet and Tet/69 Counteroffensives, Summer-Fall 1969), Bosnia (Operation Joint Endeavor).

207th MI Bde patch
207th MI Bde

Worn from:  18 July 1985 - 1995.

The key and lightning bolt represent electronic warfare and security.  The stylized seven-petaled rose has its origin in the more traditional compass, dagger, and rose associated with the military intelligence branch.  The dagger denotes the counter- intelligence function of the unit.  The color black represents the unknown.

Campaigns:  Armed Forces Expeditions (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait).

Decorations:  Meritorious Unit Commendation -- Army (streamer embroidered Fifth Army Area 1946).

300th MI Bde patch
300th MI Bde

Utah Army National Guard

Worn from:  1 December 1988 - Current.

The arrows allude to global service and intelligence from all sources.  The quill refers to research and the study of linguistics; the dagger symbolizes the covert aspects of the unit's mission.

313th MI Bn Abn patch
313th MI Bn (Abn)

Worn from:  April 1988 - Current (Unauthorized).

An owl in flight superimposed over the "All American" logo indicates that this unit is the intelligence arm of the Eighty-second Airborne Division.

319th MI Bde patch
319th MI Bde

Worn from:  18 April 1989 - 1995.

The color blue refers to the Pacific, the unit's theater of operations.  Black and blue suggest day and night vigilance.  The polestar simulates satellite intelligence collection and communications.  The jagged division of the background is reminiscent of a lightning bolt, symbolizing speed, accuracy, and electronic information and systems.

Campaigns:  World War II (Luzon), Armed Forces Expeditions (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait).

470th MI Bde patch
470th MI Bde

Worn from:  23 June 1988 - Current.

The three sections of the background refer to the three types of intelligence:  human, signals, and imagery intelligence.  The blue stripe suggests the Panama Canal, the unit's location, and the two gray stripes refer to the collection and funneling of information.  The griffin, a mythological creature of vigilance and strength, a guardian of gold, symbolizes the unit's mission. Black represents the secrecy of operations.

Campaigns:  Armed Forces Expeditions (Panama).

500th MI Bde patch
500th MI Bde

Worn from: 27 February 1989 - Current.

The sword signifies vigilance; the lightning flash alludes to electronic communications and speed.  The globe symbolizes worldwide service.  The torch and flame signify knowledge.