Award: 4th Infantry Division Unit Patch

4th Infantry Division Unit Patch


The 4th Infantry Division is a division of the United States Army based at Fort Carson, Colorado. It is composed of a Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, three brigade combat teams (1st Stryker BCT, 2nd Infantry BCT, and 3rd Armored BCT), a Combat Aviation Brigade, the 4th Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade, and a Division Artillery.

The 4th Infantry Division's official nickname, "Ivy", is a play on words of the Roman numeral IV or 4. Ivy leaves symbolize tenacity and fidelity which is the basis of the division's motto: "Steadfast and Loyal." The second nickname, "Iron Horse," has been adopted to underscore the speed and power of the division and its soldiers.


This product is the unit crest for the 4th Infantry Division. The unit's motto, "Steadfast And Loyal," is emblazoned along the bottom edge of the design. The ivy leaf is adapted from the unit's shoulder sleeve insignia. The leaf also forms a visual pun as the word, "Ivy," sounds similar to "IV," the roman numerical representation for four. Ivy leaves are traditionally symbolic of loyalty and perseverance. Also called distinctive unit insignia, The 4th Infantry Division unit patch shall be awarded to soldiers who have been deployed on no less than 3 unit operations.

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