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1. What is the name of Army Chief of Staff who unveiled and presented the Colors? 2. What Month, Day, and Year was the Colors Presented?
3. What is the name of the SMA residing at the date of recognition?
Wednesday, March 4,2014
18th ABN CORPS NCOA
Designed by the U.S. Army Institute of Heraldry, the SMA colors replicates the insignia located on his collar
The SMA is the only Enlisted Soldier in the Army authorized to display a Positional color.
A LEAP INTO HISTORY
POSITIONAL COLORS & RANK FLAGS
THE COMPONENTS OF THE COLORS
U.S. Army positional colors differ from Rank Flags
Positional Colors identify an office or appointment
i.e. Former SMA is not entitled to display the positional color of that appointment after leaving it
COLORS OF HONOR
The SMA positional colors are 3 feet at the hoist by 4 feet on the fly (plus yellow fringe).
The fringe on the colors has no symbolism. Each individual is free to interpret the meaning of fringe, it has no inherent or established universal symbolism.
The fringe is frequently used on military flags and in formal settings (parades, public meetings, offices of government officials, dedication ceremonies, etc.), it is also widely used in the private sector.
Differences between the two...
THE SERGEANT MAJOR OF THE ARMY FLAG
The Sergeant Major of the Army Positional Colors, were officially Unveiled and Presented, by Army Chief of Staff, General Dennis J. Reimer (left), on 16 June, 1999. SMA Robert E. Hall (right) was the residing SMA on the date of Recognition.
Rank Flags identify a specific individual or military rank
i.e. Retired general officers are permitted to display their rank flags on appropriate occasions such as military ceremonies