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8 Personnel Command Patch. US Army

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A shield-shaped device edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) scarlet border, the overall dimensions 3 5/16 inches (8.41 cm) in height 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 eight.

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.

The shoulder sleeve insignia was authorized on 27 January 1987. It was cancelled effective 30 September 2006, when the unit became a Center. (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-726)
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