In the heraldic tradition, every shoulder sleeve insignia symbolizes the organization's missions. The green pentagon border represents ARFORCYBER's role as a land-based organization, while the inner white border signifies the containment of the threats against the cyberspace infrastructure. The design's black background represents the darkness of space, the unit's area of operations. The web or mesh design which surrounds the globe symbolizes "the shifting electronic energy of the cyberspace environment." The terrestrial globe has two meanings. First it indicates the global electronic reach of ARFORCYBER. Second, the division of the globe from light to dark signifies ARFORCYBER's 24/7/365 op tempo and the interaction of its cyber responsibilities. Three spears, at the forefront of the design, represent the three specific missions of computer network operations - attack, defend and exploit. The lightning bolt which crosses these spears illustrates the ability and swiftness to strike anywhere.