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1 Personnel Command Patch. US Army

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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

A shield-shaped device edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) scarlet border, the overall dimensions 3 5/16 inches (8.41 cm) high and 2 1/2 inches (6.35 cm) at its widest point consisting of a dark blue shield on which is centered a white Arabic numeral one.

Blue, white and red are the National colors. General Regulations of the Army of 1825 provided that “…dark blue is the national color.” In addition, it is indicative of loyalty and firmness. White is representative of knowledge and training. Scarlet refers to courage and zeal. The three colors allude to characteristics the personnel of the Command require in the accomplishment of their mission. The Arabic numeral is indicative of the numerical designation of the Command and also represents the aspirations of the Command personnel in performance of duty.

The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 7 November 1978. It was cancelled effective 15 October 2008, when the unit became a Center. (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-627)
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