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Welcome to the PSYOPS Insignia wiki

   

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 - Oddities, 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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