REGIONAL HEALTH COMMAND, ATLANTIC
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Argent, two arches Azure and Gules in chief, an in base barry wavy of three of the second, between an olive branch Vert in dexter and a bunch of seven arrows Or in sinister, a Rod of Aesculapius entwined with a serpent in base metal eyed Vert.

Symbolism
The white field in the background represents the purity of intention in supporting the treatment of wounded, ill and injured soldiers, as well as the medical environment. The red, white and blue colors refer to the colors of the United States and are arranged in a rainbow to represent the hope of the patients and their families under Commandís care. The Rod of Aesculapius is a historic symbol of the medical profession. The olive branch symbolizes peace and the thirteen leaves denoting the thirteen original colonies. The bunch of seven arrows represents the seven Medical Treatment Facilities under the Command. Together, they refer to the duty of the Command to oversee the Service Membersí treatment during both war and peace. The undulating water refers to the Atlantic Ocean and the Great Lakes which border the region.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the Northern Regional Medical Command on 17 December 2012. It was redesignated effective 1 October 2016, for the US Army Regional Health Command, Atlantic with the symbolism updated.





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