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The flag of the Pakistan Army is a variant of the country's national flag with the badge of the Army in place of the national flag's large crescent and star. Versions both with and without green/white fringe are known to exist. A similar flag with a white wreath added around the badge is the positional color of the Chief of Army Staff. A green flag (no white stripe) with the Army badge centered has been reported as the general officers' flag.

See also Pakistan Current Naval Ensigns & Flags.
 

 

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GUIDON  •  511th MILITARY POLICE COMPANY
 

The 511th Military Police Company traces its lineage to the 1125th Military Police Company, which was constituted 12 November 1942 in the Army of the United States and activated on 1 January 1943 at Brookley Field, Alabama. After World War II service in the Pacific theater, the company was inactivated on 25 March 1946 in Japan. On  1 November 1970, the 1125th was redesignated  as the 511th Military Police Company, allotted to the Regular Army and activated at Fort Dix, New Jersey. The 511th is currently stationed at Fort Drum, New York, as a unit of the 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division.

The 511th Military Police Company's campaign credits include Leyte (Philippines—World War II), Panama (1989) and Iraq (2006 and 2008-09). The 511th received the Republic of the Philippines Presidential Unit Citation for its service on Leyte and the Meritorious Unit Commendation for its service in Iraq in 2006.

The 511th's guidon is of the standard pattern for separate TO&E companies, with the Military Police branch insignia over the unit's numerical designation in the Military Police branch colors.

The soldiers of the 511th Military Police Company (including the daughter of the author of this site) deployed to Afghanistan on 11 September 2010 and returned to their home station on September 5, 2011. Their guidon will remain on display here in honor of the 511th's exceptional service during its Afghanistan deployment.

See also US Army Guidons of the Combat Arms.
 


 


 

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ORGANIZATIONAL FLAG  •  1st ARMORED DIVISION SUSTAINMENT BRIGADE
 

Under the UEx organizational scheme, US Army divisions became standalone headquarters units capable of commanding up to four modular combat brigades. The division artillery (DIVARTY) and division support command (DISCOM) headquarters were inactivated, most of their assets becoming organic to the modular combat brigades. Logistical and fire support above the brigade level was provided by new, separate sustainment and fires brigades respectively, one of each being colocated with the division they supported. Logistical support for the 1st Armored Division was provided by the 15th Sustainment Brigade. Recently, however, the Army decided to reactivate the DIVARTY headquarters and to reflag the separate sustainment brigades as division sustainment brigades. As such they now have the organizational flag specified for brigades organic to divisions and their soldiers wear the shoulder sleeve insignia of the division. The 15th Sustainment Brigade was reflagged as the 1st Armored Division Sustainment Brigade in May 2015. Muleskinners is the brigade's call sign.

For brigades of armored divisions the organizational flag has vertical stripes, scarlet and yellow, with the SSI in proper colors over the brigade number or monogram in green. These flags 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, if authorized, are always displayed with these flags.

 See also US Army 1st Armored Division (UEx).
 

 

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