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Distinctive Unit Insignia

A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86cm) in height overall consisting of an oval field divided crosswise and diagonally into eight segments alternately of gold and black starting from top left, and centered thereon issuant from base a gold ship's mast with gold rigging and a white square sail bearing on center a maroon cross and attached at the left side of the upper mast a green pennant which circumscribes the oval field and ends with a swallow-tail at the right side of the upper mast, the pennant having two folds both at upper left and at upper right and bearing on its lower section the inscription "PRESERVATION OF STRENGTH" in gold letters.

White and maroon are the colors used by the Medical Department. The gold and black of the background are reminiscent of the arms of the Campbell Clan, alluding to the namesake of the Fort. The sail is a symbol of renewed hope and revived health and the cross refers to the mission of the Medical Activity. The green of the encircling pennant is symbolic of wisdom and of health and endurance.

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the U.S. Army Hospital, Fort Campbell on 28 Aug 1970. It was redesignated for the U.S. Army Medical Department Activity, Fort Campbell on 23 Aug 1973.

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