Insignia of the California State Military Forces
Design Approved: 22 April 1969
Symbolism: The red is for artillery, the
unit's designation from 1940 until 1959. Gold (yellow) is for
Armor and refers to former assignment to the 40th Armored Division.
The sword represents military authority and the wings are for
aviation. The embattled partiion line behind the sword is for
combat service. The two broad arrows represent service in World
War II and the Korean War. The semi-circular blue background
represents the dome of the sky.