UNITED STATES ARMY
 


 

3rd INFANTRY DIVISION (UEx)
ORGANIZATIONAL FLAGS & GUIDONS
 

Divisions of the US Army and their subordinate headquarters are authorized distinctive organizational flags. For infantry, airborne and training divisions, the flag is horizontally divided, scarlet over national flag blue, 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 blue stripe. For brigades of infantry divisions, the flag is vertically divided, scarlet and national flag blue, with the SSI over the brigade number or monogram. For separate infantry brigades the flag is vertically divided, national flag blue and scarlet, with the brigade SSI centered. For regiments, battalions of regiments and separate battalions the organizational color has a field and fringe in the designated branch colors, e.g. national flag blue field and yellow fringe for Infantry. Centered on the color is the regimental or battalion coat of arms. For battalions of regiments, the battalion number is place in the upper fly.

Organizational flags for divisions, headquarters battalions and brigades, and organizational colors for regiments and battalions 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 and colors are always carried or displayed with a National Color of the same material and dimensions.

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.

2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team: The 2nd IBCT converted to an armored brigade combat team in October 2017.

48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team: In 2015 the 48th IBCT of the Georgia Army National Guard was selected to participate in the Army’s Associated Units pilot program. The program establishes a formal relationship between reserve and active duty components, allowing units to train and eventually deploy together. The brigade will be associated with the 3rd Infantry Division. Soldiers of the 48th IBCT will wear the 3rd Infantry Division SSI but the brigade will retain its separate identity.

1-28 Infantry Task Force: When the division's 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team was inactivated in 2015, it was replaced by a reinforced infantry battalion task force. The 1-28 IN TF is about fifty percent larger than a standard infantry battalion thanks to the addition of field artillery and combat engineer assets.

Note: Active links in descriptions point to pages depicting the guidons of subordinate units.

Image Added May 2017

Organizational Color, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Task Force
 


 

NATIONAL COLOR & ORGANIZATIONAL FLAGS

 

         

3rd INFANTRY DIVISION  •  "ROCK OF THE MARNE"

 

HEADQUARTERS & HEADQUARTERS BATTALION  •  GLADIATOR"

 

1st ARMORED BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM
"RAIDER"

 

2nd INFANTRY BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM
"SPARTANS"

 

48th INFANTRY BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM
"MACON VOLUNTEERS" (GEORGIA ARNG)

 

1st BATTALION, 28th INFANTRY TASK FORCE  •  "BLACK LIONS"

 

COMBAT AVIATION BRIGADE  •  "FALCON"

 

DIVISION ARTILLERY •  "MARNE THUNDER"

 

DIVISION SUSTAINMENT BRIGADE  •  "HEART OF THE ROCK"

 

HEADQUARTERS ELEMENT GUIDONS

 



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