Flash and Crest approved for wear by TACP members on standard Black beret
Below is from suggestion 830532, Beret Flash and Crest for TACPs, submitted by TSgt Nathan E. Hoover and A1C Mitchell A. Monroe, Detachment 1, 507th TAIRCW, FT Bragg, NC 28308 in 1983.
Subject : Heraldry for proposed TACP cloth flash and metallic crest
1. The proposed cloth flash and metallic crest was designed to symbolize the Tactical Air Control System. The purpose of the proposed cloth flash and metallic crest is to provide a distinction and further the pride of personnel doing a difficult and demanding job
2. The Heraldry of the proposed cloth flash is as follows :
a. The scarlet red border symbolizes the firepower of the Tactical Air Control System