US ARMY CENTERS & SCHOOLS
 


COMPANY & BATTERY GUIDONS    COLD WAR ERA
 
Images Added September 2015

USMA Prepartory School

Notes
 

Cold War-era Centers and Schools of the US Army were authorized guidons. For headquarters companies, batteries and detachments of branch-oriented Centers and Schools the guidon was of the same design as those used by troop units, without numerals or letters. For school brigades, battalions, companies and batteries the guidons were of the same design as the corresponding organizational flags. Certain schools, such as NCO academies of divisions, had guidons with a teal blue field and the school designation in yellow under the higher units shoulder sleeve insignia. Teal blue and yellow are the Branch Immaterial colors. The United States Military Academy Preparatory School, which prepares enlisted soldiers for admission to West Point, has black guidons with yellow lettering.

Dimensions for guidons were 20 inches at the hoist by 27 inches on the fly with a 10-inch fork. Older guidons were made of cotton or wool bunting; newer ones of heavyweight rayon banner cloth. Since guidons were only replaced when they become worn out, both types were in service during the Cold War era.

See also Organizational Flags of US Army Centers & Schools.
 


 

BRANCH SCHOOLS

 

 

 

 

 

HEADQUARTERS COMPANY
THE AVIATION SCHOOL

 

HEADQUARTERS COMPANY
THE MILITARY POLICE SCHOOL

 

HEADQUARTERS COMPANY
THE SIGNAL SCHOOL

 

OTHER SCHOOLS

 

USMA PREPARATORY SCHOOL
 

 

NCO ACADEMY, 3rd INFANTRY DIVISION
 



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