Although defined as paramilitary by law and practically civilian by purpose, in some exactly authorized situations, both in peace and possible wartime combat service, Special Unit C102: PSYOPS wears standard military battledress uniforms, with distinctive markings.
The Unit uses three types of insignia:
Rarely used, mostly in confidential official materials regarding the Unit, and if a unit member is awarded with a high state medal for extraordinary achievements, including unprecedented valor in combat, directly facing an enemy (for example, knocking out an enemy tank with a portable anti-tank rocket launcher). The Chess Knight is the well-known internationally recognized symbol of PSYOPS (the Knight makes the unexpected, irregular type of move, as the only one chess figure). The coat of arms declares the relevance with the Army.
During peace times, when there is no risk of contact with an enemy and capturing a member of the Unit, this bright type of shoulder patch is used, although open presenting of the Unit to the public, incl. possible foreign Intelligence assets, is strongly discouraged by the military high command. The grey color is the symbol of Unit’s balanced perception of the world, as the unclear place, where good or evil are virtually non-existent, and everything must be considered as partially good, and partially evil.
In a case of state emergency, when the Unit is directly engaged in a combat situation, this special shoulder patch is used, suitable to wear on the camouflaged military battle uniform. Most importantly, the Unit is correctly presented as a part of Special Forces Group, particularly 102nd Reconnaissance Batallion, to survive any undesirable contact with other military units, with a risk of disrupting the Unit’s mission by possible rogue high Army officers and even Army generals, during possible times of complete chaos. In other words, when the Unit is in combat service, no official or power in the Military should be able to stop it in achieving its missions of critical state importance. Any available and necessary means are allowed to continue with a given mission further, incl. disobeying the chain of command and use of the excessive force.