NCO and WO Insignia

Army's newest insignia reflects critical nature of EW

The Army has chosen golden yellow and black as the colors for the collar insignia and shoulder straps of its new Electronic Warfare (EW) warrant officers (MOS 290A) and noncommissioned officers (CMF 29) designations, Army officials said April 12.

Golden yellow was selected to signify the need to maintain control of the electromagnetic spectrum, an asset considered of inestimable value in warfare. Black represents the mission to blind and confuse the enemy, and is also used to allude to EW personnel who served during World War II and were called "Ravens."

The collar insignia consists of a shield, a key and a lightning bolt. 

Army EW warrant and noncommissioned officers assist commanders in the integration of EW capabilities into unified land operations. The current EW designations were established in 2009.

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