U.S. Army Patch - US Army Element Special Operations Command - ACU (pair)

Officially Licensed Product of the
U.S. Army
Item Number: 88027
Alternative ID: 4414911V
Product Type:  Military Patch
Size: 2 5/8 inch x 3 3/8 inch (66mm x 85mm) Oval
Material: Various
Price: $14.30

U.S. Army Patch - US Army Element Special Operations Command - ACU

The US Army Element Special Operations Command ACU patch features a black oval with a yellow braided inner border and a yellow finial spearhead with three yellow bands issuing from base. The shoulder sleeve insignia is adapted from the official seal of the United States Special Operations Command. The color black alludes to special operations activities performed under the cover of darkness. The color yellow represents the quality of excellence as performed by the Command in the Nation's defense. The spearhead suggests the fighting capabilities of the Command. The bands on the spearhead refer to the forces assigned from the Army, Navy and Air Force. The braided border encircling the shield represents strength through jointness. The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved on 15 Sep 1988. It was cancelled and a revised version was authorized on 22 May 1990. The insignia was amended on 14 Aug 1996 to correct the description. It was amended to extend wear to the U.S. Army Element of Joint Special Operations Command and to correct the description on 10 Jun 2002.

This patch, for wear on the Army Combat Uniform, is sold in pairs with hook closures. 

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