Forces crest insignia was adopted in 1960 and approved as the Special Forces
regimental designator in 1984. Its design reflects both the lineage and mission
of Special Forces.
In 1890, the
crossed arrows were officially prescribed as uniform insignia for the U.S. Army
Indian Scouts who served in the American west from 1860 through 1939. In 1942,
during World War II, a joint U.S./Canadian special operations unit was
established to conduct operations behind enemy lines. Members of this First
Special Service Force wore the historic crossed arrows as their branch
current Special Forces crest, the intersecting dagger represents the V-42
dagger issued to each member of the force. The encircling scroll which arches
at the base bears the Special Forces motto, "DE OPPRESSO LIBER" which
is translated from Latin as "To Free the Oppressed."
moisture-wicking material (100% Polyester)
available in Black