The insignia was originally authorized on 30 June 1967.
The colors scarlet and white are used for the Corps of Engineers, the castle tower being suggested by the Corps of Engineers branch insignia and its base pointed in reference to the Brigade’s combat requirements. The tower also represents the Headquarters of the Brigade and the white areas, simulating carpenter squares, grouped around it allude to the engineer combat and construction groups which it serves, the four areas specifically referring to the Headquarters basic mission of command, operational planning, operational supervision and coordination of activities. The tower and white areas also simulate heavy construction (buildings, compounds, fortifications, bunkers, revetments, runways, roads, etc.) and on being placed on a square allude to the establishment of bases, the red border and the red saltire referring to lines of communication. In addition, the four white areas also resemble the letter "V" for victory (successful accomplishment) and the Roman numeral five (V) four of which make "20", the numerical designation of the Brigade. A saltire is also the brigade symbol used on maps.
Campaigns: Civil War, War with Spain, Philippine Insurrection, Mexican Expedition, World War I, World War II, Vietnam, and Gulf War.
Decorations: Meritorious Unit Commendations, Vietnamese Civil Action honor Medal- First Class.
Our 20th Engineer Brigade Subdued Army patch is a regulation embroidered military patch. This is the same patch that is supplied to the U.S. Army, Army National Guard, Army Reserve units, and sold in the Army Post Exchanges. This patch would be a great gift idea and a wonderful addition to your patch collection.