The Distinctive Unit insignia, often referred to as a unit crest, is a badge of heraldry based upon a unit’s coat of arms. For more than fifty years, Army units with at least 500 military personnel assigned to them (half that number for operating agencies within the Department of the Army) may be authorized the creation of a Distinctive Unit Insignia. (For Joint Commands, there must be at least 500 Army personnel assigned to them in order to received authorization).

King Kamehameha’s spear is the focal point of the U.S. Army Military Police Brigade-Hawaii unit crest, emerging from a spot where two lightning flashes converge. The spear and lightning are superimposed over nine blue rays, while a scroll at the bottom has the inscription “Pacific Lightning.” Besides representing the unit’s Hawaiian heritage, the spear is an emblem of the Brigade’s mission to enforce laws swiftly and with necessary strength. The blue rays allude to the Pacific setting of the unit, which was disbanded in 2006 due to the arrival of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command and its subordinate command the 728th Military Police Battalion.

Customers purchasing the Distinctive Unit Insignia of the U.S. Army Military Police Brigade-Hawaii may also wish to check the Brigade’s Combat Service ID Badge (CSIB) or the unit’s Shoulder Sleeve insignia (available in subdued colors for the Army Combat Uniform and other utility outfits.

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