UNITED STATES ARMY



35th INFANTRY DIVISION (MECHANIZED)
Army National Guard    Cold War Organization    1988
 

IIn 1988 the 35th Infantry Division of the Army National Guard had the wartime mission of reinforcing the US Army in Europe. As such it was organized under the Army of Excellence (Division 86)  scheme, which was supplanting the ROAD organizational scheme in the Army National Guard. There were five types of AoE divisions: armored, mechanized infantry, light infantry, airborne and airmobile.

The division headquarters was located at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and its subordinate units belonged to the Kansas, Nebraska and Kentucky Army National Guard. The Santa Fe Division's three maneuver brigades were technically separate brigades with their own shoulder sleeve insignia, though in fact they were not organized as such. The Combat Aviation Brigade, Division Artillery and Division Support Command included units from Missouri and Colorado. The division's military intelligence battalion was a US Army Reserve unit.

The organizational flag for infantry divisions was horizontally divided, scarlet over national flag blue, with the division's shoulder sleeve insignia (SSI) in proper colors centered. For brigades of these divisions, the flag was vertically divided, scarlet and national flag blue, with the division's SSI in proper colors horizontally centered over the brigade numeral or monogram. For brigades of infantry divisions, the numeral or monogram was white. The flag for the division artillery headquarters was scarlet with a wide central horizontal yellow stripe and the division's SSI in proper colors centered. For division support command headquarters, the flag had narrow scarlet end stripes and a wide national flag blue central stripe, with the division's SSI in proper colors centered. As separate brigades, the 67th Infantry Brigade, the 69th Infantry Brigade and the 149th Armored Brigade had flags with vertical stripes of national flag blue and scarlet (Infantry) or yellow and green (Armor) with the brigade SSI in proper colors centered. Organizational flags for divisions and brigades were 3 feet at the hoist by 4 feet on the fly with 2 1/2-inch yellow fringe. They were 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 were always displayed with these flags. Organizational flags were always carried or displayed with a National Color of the same material and dimensions.

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

Note: Active links in descriptions point to pages depicting the guidons of subordinate units. Division base units, e.g. the combat engineer battalion, were administratively assigned to the DISCOM. Tactically, however, they fell under the direct control of the division headquarters and are so presented here.
 


 

NATIONAL COLOR & ORGANIZATIONAL FLAGS

 

         

35th INFANTRY DIVISION (MECHANIZED)    KANSAS ARNG

 

67th INFANTRY BRIGADE (MECHANIZED)
NEBRASKA ARNG

 

69th INFANTRY BRIGADE (MECHANIZED)
KANSAS ARNG
 

 

86th ARMORED BRIGADE
KENTUCKY ARNG

 

COMBAT AVIATION BRIGADE

 

DIVISION ARTILLERY

 

DIVISION SUPPORT COMMAND

 

HEADQUARTERS ELEMENT GUIDONS

 



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