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Recruiting Command Patch. Alpha Units. US Army

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Description
A one-piece insignia, disc with arced scroll attached, 3 5/16 inches (8.41cm) in height overall consisting of a round blue disc within a 1/16 inch (.16cm) white border on which is a representation of the Liberty Bell flanked by thirteen white stars evenly spaced, and inclosed by a scarlet border 1/4 inch (.64cm) in width, attached below a blue arced scroll edged with a 1/8 inch (.32cm) scarlet border and inscribed "RECRUITING" in white letters 5/16 inch (.79cm) in height.

Symbolism
The thirteen stars, representing the original states, and the Liberty Bell indicate the U.S. Army Recruiting Command's role in preservation of liberty and defense of country.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved on 21 Nov 1967. On 6 Dec 1972 the two-piece shoulder sleeve was cancelled and the one-piece insignia was approved. (TIOH Dwg. No. A -1-555)

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