Heraldry and Insignia of the California State Military Forces
Army Element, Joint Forces Headquarters, California
(State Area Command, California)
Distinctive Unit Insignia
Design Approved: 25 January 1936
Symbolism: The gizzley bear, representing strength is from the flag of California that was designed by an unknown person sometime between 1875 and 1899 and chosen as the emblem of the republic in 1846. The red represents courage . The golden rays symbolize California's nickname of the Golden State in referece to the discovery of gold in 1848
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

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