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Military Intelligence, USAR (Obsolete)


Branch Insignia

A gold colored eared shield bearing a circle connected with the border by 13 radial ribs, within the circle a sphinx in profile couchant.

The insignia was authorized on 30 July 1923. The thirteen stripes on the shield converge toward a common point at the center where sits the sphinx, the symbol of wisdom and strength, thus symbolizing the collection of information by the Military Intelligence; and conversely from the center after evaluation, the military information is disseminated.

The Military Intelligence Branch, USAR, was merged with the newly established Army Intelligence and Security Branch on 1 July 1962 and the insignia was cancelled.


Branch Color
Golden yellow and purple





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