@Steve Russam I couldn't ask for a better critique! It's funny though, I worked from the outside in, the eye was last and the overall shape came first! The stroke is a mix of conventional + editing. Will keep at it!
Took some advice from some people and revamped this one. Custom "Revolution" font, enlarged the rifles and the 96. Took out the tattered flag due to it being too fine. A few pieces of Revolutionary War imagery throughout the crest.