U.S. ARMY 290TH MILITARY POLICE BRIGADE UNIT PATCH

The design of the 290th Military Police Brigade unit patch, or Shoulder Sleeve Insignia, conveys its mission and identity through symbolism. Its numerical designation can be seen in the two crossed partizans—medieval weapons carried by guards used to block or allow entry—the nine sides of the nonagon, and the yellow circular area recalling a zero: 290. The nonagon itself is reminiscent of prisoner-of-war facilities, particularly temporary structures erected quickly and operated by Military Police Brigades. Yellow and Green are traditional colors used by Military Police. "Custody With Honor," the Brigade's motto, is found on its unit crest (see below).

Colored patches were worn on the old Army Class “A” Green uniforms; we continue to carry them because of high demand from veterans, uniform collectors, reenactors (including TV and movie production companies), and other organizations. The current equivalent of the colored patch is the Combat Service ID Badge, or CSIB. The subdued patch is worn on the Army Combat Uniform or other utility uniforms.

Customers purchasing the 290th Military Police Brigade Shoulder Sleeve Insignia may also wish to add the Brigade’s CSIB or Distinctive Unit Insignia (unit crest) to their shopping carts.
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