Shoulder Sleeve Insignia


Upon a disc with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) green border 2 1/2 inches (6.35 cm) in diameter overall, a Taeguk, the curves being circles of half the radius of the disc, with the heraldic dexter half being blue and the sinister half gray.


The 29th Division was constituted on 18 July 1917 within the National Guard.  It was formed with troops from four states—Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey—and the District of Columbia.   The shoulder sleeve insignia, authorized in 1918, reflects the cohesive integration of Soldiers from multiple states throughout the mid-Atlantic region.  The interlocking Yin and Yang design of blue and gray signify the unification of our Nation to defeat a common enemy.


The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the 29th Division by telegram on 21 October 1918.  It was reaffirmed by letter dated 17 June 1922.  The insignia was amended to change the description on 4 May 1925.  The insignia was redesignated for the 29th Infantry Division and amended to update the description and include a symbolism on 16 May 1985. The shoulder sleeve insignia was amended to modify the symbolism on 7 December 2022.  (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-94)   

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