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Welcome to the PSYOPS Insignia wiki

   

This wiki showcases both Drew Chaney and Doug Elwell's interest in Worldwide PSYOPS insignia.

 

Doug and Drew have been friends for years.  They both share this unique and interesting insignia specialisation - WORLDWIDE PSYOPS patches, insignia and badges.  The wiki site aims at highlighting the various PSYOPS insignia worn by those engaged in the art of PSYOPS.   It is our shared goal that the wiki site is able to share information with fellow collectors - new and those with a similar interest.  Further it is hoped that we promote greater trade, swapping and acquisition of unknown items, knowledge and leads for our respective collections.  Naturally, Drew and Doug endeavour to acquire items for each other and are in constant communication.   They invite you to survey their collecting interest here!   

 

Detailed herein is a pictorial reference of worldwide PSYOPS unit insignia from past and present conflicts.  The vast majority of images are in fact images of items they seek to add to their respective collections.   The wiki 'virtual collection' showcased here is part 'actual' and mostly a' representational' look at what their collections should look like - one day!  The vast majority of images are examples of items still to be collected / acquired by them!  Please help if you can add any items! 

 

The images serve as a gentle reminder to Doug and Drew that collecting is a slow, but rewarding pursuit.  If you can help in acquiring such items or contribute to their image / knowledge portfolio - plaese make contact.   Please feel free to contact Doug or Drew regarding PSYOPS unit insignia.  They eagerly await your email.    For specific requirements and individual needs - please check out their respective WANTS section.  We have tried to indicate all the known items of insignia available or that are known to exist.  

By no means does this wiki indicate that we possess all of these items.  The photographs show the heraldry and logos of those units known to us.  If you can help us to acquire such items - well, that'll be just great.    Win with Words! 

 

                 

SUBJECT AREA

 

  • PSYOPS - Worldwide Psychological Operations units - PSYOP / PSYOPS / OPSY / OPSPSY/ OPSIC / Op Ps / 
  • MILITARY INFORMATION SUPPORT OPERATIONS - MISO / MIST 
  • INFORMATION WARFARE units - those that include PSYOPS as their main function - as opposed to those units using the term in theirbattle against electronic warfare hackers etc.
  • POLITICAL WARFARE military units
  • INFORM AND INFLUENCE ACTIVITIES IIA 
  • POLITICAL COMMISSAR - MORALE GUIDANCE personnel and unit structures
  • PROPAGANDA ACTION UNITS
  • Military PUBLIC RELATIONS / MILITARY SPOKESPERSON'S UNITS
  • CIMIC / PSYOPS units - those units where the separation is not as distinct as in USCAPOC etc

 


WHAT IS PSYOPS?

 

Psychological Operations (PSYOP / PSYOPS) are techniques used by military forces to influence a target audience's emotions, motives, objective reasoning, and behavior.

Target audiences can be governments, organizations, groups, and individuals, and are used in order to induce confessions, or reinforce attitudes and behaviors favorable to the originator's objectives.

These are sometimes combined with black operations or false flag tactics.

The PSYOPS concept has been used by military institutions throughout history, but it is only since the twentieth century that it has been accorded the organizational and professional status it enjoys now.

The growth and appreciation for PSYOPS Forces is highlighted in this collecting speciality.

 

PSYOPS has numerous names and designations across the world, and many nations group both PSYOPS and the CIMIC function within an Influence Activities or an Influence and Outreach capacity.

The aim of many of these new combined units is to challenge the difficulties of modern warfare using non-lethal engagement and legitimate non-military levers as a means to adapt behaviours of the opposing forces and adversaries.

 

CIMIC - CMO / Civil Affairs as a stand alone military insignia specialisation can be viewed on it's own wikis site:

Please check out the PSYOPS INSIGNIA sister site: CIMIC INSIGNIA at the following link:  http://cimicinsigniacollectors.pbwiki.com/

 


MAIN MENU -  Country or Topic pages detailing PSYOPS unit insignia:  Check them out  


 

AFGHANISTAN - Coalition PSYOPS patches

- TPT's AFGHANISTAN  

AFGHANISTAN NATIONAL ARMY

 

ALBANIA

 

AFRICA

 

ALGERIA

 

ARGENTINA

 

ARMENIA 

 

AUSTRIA

 

AUSTRALIA

 

AZERBAIJAN


BAHRAIN

 

BANGLADESH

 

BELARUS

 

BELGIUM

 

BOSNIA + HERZOGOVINA

 

BRAZIL

 

BRUNEI

 

BOLIVIA

 

BULGARIA East Bloc

Bulgaria NATO

 

BURMA (MYANMAR)


CAMBODIA

 

CAMEROON

 

CANADA

 

CHILE

 

CHINA - PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF

 

COLOMBIA

ACCION INTEGRAL - COLOMBIA

 

COTE D'IVOIRE

 

CONGO: Dem Rep of CONGO 

 

CROATIA

 

CUBA

 

CZECH REPUBLIC

 

CZECHOSLOVAKIA


DENMARK - See SCANDINAVIA

DENMARK  

Dem Rep of CONGO - EUFOR Psyops insignia and logo   


ECUADOR

 

EGYPT

 

ERITREA

 

ETHIOPIA 

 

EUFOR

 

ESTONIA


FIJI

 

FINLAND - See SCANDINAVIA

 

FRANCE  - PSYOPS Operational Communication unit insignia  


GABON

 

GAMBIA

 

GEORGIA

 

GERMANY

 

GHANA

 

GREECE

 

GUATEMALA  


HAITI

 

HONDURAS

 

HUNGARY  


ICELAND - See SCANDINAVIA

 

INDIA

 

INDONESIA

 

IRAN

 

IRAQ - IRAQI SECURITY FORCES

 

IRELAND - EIRE

 

ISRAEL

 

ITALY

 

INFORMATION OPERATIONS 


JAMAICA

 

JAPAN

 

JORDAN

 

KAZAKHSTAN

 

KENYA

 

KFOR PSYOPS UNITS

 

KUWAIT

 

KOREA - See SOUTH KOREA

 

KOREA - See NORTH KOREA


LAOS

 

LATVIA

 

LEBANON

 

LIBERIA

 

LIBYA

 

LITHUANIA

 

LUXEMBOURG


MACEDONIA

 

MALAWI

 

MALAYSIA - Kor Risik DiRaja 

 

MEXICO

 

MOLDOVA

 

MONGOLIA

 

MOROCCO

 

MOZAMBIQUE


NATO

 

NAMIBIA

 

NEPAL

 

NETHERLANDS

 

NEW ZEALAND

 

NICARAGUA

 

NIGERIA

 

NORTH KOREA

 

NORWAY - See SCANDINAVIA 


OMAN  


PAKISTAN - Inter Services Public Relations Service - PR + PSYOPS 

 

PALESTINE - Palestinian Authority

 

PANAMA

 

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

 

PARAGUAY

 

PERU

 

PHILIPPINES

 

POLAND

 

PORTUGAL  


QATAR 


ROMANIA

 

RHODESIA - 1 Psychological Operations Unit 

 

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Main Military-Political Directorate of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation

 

RWANDA


SAUDI ARABIA - Morale Guidance + PR Unit

 

SENEGAL

 

SERBIA

 

SIERRA LEONE

 

SINGAPORE

 

SLOVAKIA 

 

SLOVENIA

 

SOMALIA

 

SOUTH AFRICA

 

SOUTH KOREA

 

SPAIN

 

SPANISH CIVIL WAR

Spanish Civil War

 

SRI LANKA

 

SUDAN

 

SWAZILAND

 

SWEDEN  - See SCANDINAVIA

 

SWITZERLAND

 

SYRIA

 

SOUTH VIETNAM 

 

SCANDINAVIA  


TAIWAN ROC 

 

TANZANIA

 

THAILAND

 

TUNISIA

 

TURKEY 


UGANDA - See AFRICA

 

UKRAINE

 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

 

USA  Military Information Support Operations MISO

 

 

USSR - SOVIET UNION

 

UNITED KINGDOM - 15 (UK) PSYOPS GROUP (V)

 

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

URUGUAY


VENEZUELA

 

VIETNAM - Socialist North Vietnam and post conflict unified VIETNAM  


WORLD WAR TWO PSYOPS UNITS: The Allies  


YUGOSLAVIA

 

YEMEN - See MIDDLE EAST


ZAMBIA - See AFRICA 

 

ZIMBABWE  


PSYOPS WANTS  - Drew and Doug's most WANTED 


PSYOPS FAKES - Oddites, and stuff that just ain't right!! 


PSYOPS UNKNOWN - CAN U HELP ID  


LINKS AND OUR CLOSE SUPPORTERS 

 


 

 

Comments (3)

Drew Chaney said

at 7:08 pm on Feb 17, 2009

It is important to remember that this wiki is a virtual showcase of what we know to be available. This listing of insignia / logos is not complete and by no means is representative of our actual collections.

Drew Chaney said

at 3:38 pm on Jun 23, 2009

If we would like to commnet any any of the pages, provide input, clarrify or ask a question in relation toany of the content herein, please feel free to contact either Drew or Doug direct. This wki is not an open forum for membership. Kind regards, Drew

Drew Chaney said

at 2:09 pm on Dec 29, 2011

2011 saw a dramatic change in US PSYOP nomenclature. PSYOP was replaced by MISO - Military Information Support Operations. MISO forces also increased in number.

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