U.S. Army Cyber branch is a maneuver branch with the mission to conduct defensive and offensive cyberspace operations (DCO and OCO). Cyber is the only branch designed to directly engage threats within the cyberspace domain.
Branch Insignia consists of two crossed lightning bolts, surmounted by a vertical dagger, point up, all gold. Authorized in September 2015 for wear by officer and enlisted personnel assigned to the Cyber Branch. The lightning bolts symbolize the intelligence, security and communications originators of the modern Cyber Branch. The dagger denotes readiness to prevent global cyber occurrences.
Regimental Insignia features a Silver color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Quarterly, Sable and Argent, a dagger erect Or, within a bordure Argent (Steel Gray). Attached at the base of the shield a Black tripartite scroll with the inscription “DEFEND, ATTACK, EXPLOIT” in Silver. The insignia was authorized on 1 December 2015. It was amended to change the motto on 21 April 2016. Steel gray and black are the colors associated with the Cyber Branch. The black and white sections of the shield reflect the strategic electronic warfare capabilities of the Regiment. The dagger denotes readiness to prevent global cyber occurrences. The gray border suggests containment of escalation cyber-attacks by the Cyber Regiment.
The above information provided in part by Global Security, TIOH, and the official websites of the corresponding units and formations.