UNITED STATES ARMY
 


 

1st ARMORED DIVISION (UEx)
ORGANIZATIONAL FLAGS & GUIDONS
 

Divisions of the US Army and their subordinate headquarters are authorized distinctive organizational flags. For armored and cavalry divisions, the flag is horizontally divided, scarlet over yellow, with the division's  shoulder sleeve insignia (SSI) in proper colors centered. The divisional headquarters battalion has a similar flag, with the SSI centered on the scarlet stripe and the monogram HHBN centered on the yellow stripe. For brigades of infantry divisions, the flag is vertically divided, scarlet and yellow, with the SSI over the brigade number or monogram. For division artillery the flag is scarlet with a horizontal yellow stripe and the SSI centered.

Organizational flags for divisions, their headquarters battalions and their organic brigades are 3 feet at the hoist by 4 feet on the fly with 2 1/2-inch yellow fringe. They are made of heavyweight rayon banner cloth with the insignia and numerals or monograms applied to appear properly on both sides of the flag. Campaign and unit decoration streamers awarded to divisions are always displayed with these flags. Organizational flags are always carried or displayed with a National Color of the same material and dimensions.

In a break from previous practice, the division's 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team had a flag in infantry colors: scarlet and national flag blue with the numeral in white. This brigade was inactivated after its return from Afghanistan in 2014 and the division's former 4th Armored Brigade Combat Team was reflagged as the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team.

Guidons for headquarters elements of divisions are of the same design as the corresponding organizational flags. Dimensions are 20 inches at the hoist by 27 inches on the fly with a 10-inch fork. Older guidons made of cotton or wool bunting may still be used if serviceable, but new ones are made of heavyweight rayon banner cloth.

Notes: This page has been updated to reflect changes to the division's organization in 2015-15. Active links in descriptions point to pages depicting the guidons of subordinate units.
 


 

NATIONAL COLOR & ORGANIZATIONAL FLAGS

 

         

1st ARMORED DIVISION    "OLD IRONSIDES"

 

HEADQUARTERS & HEADQUARTERS BATTALION    "GLADIATOR"

 

1st STRYKER BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM
"READY FIRST"

 

2nd ARMORED BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM
"STRIKE HARD"

 

3rd ARMORED BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM
"BULLDOGS"

 

COMBAT AVIATION BRIGADE    "IRON EAGLE"

 

DIVISION ARTILLERY    "IRON STEEL"

 

DIVISION SUSTAINMENT BRIGADE  "MULESKINNERS"

 

HEADQUARTERS ELEMENT GUIDONS

 



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