MANEUVER SUPPORT CENTER OF EXCELLENCE FORT LEONARD WOOD
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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia


Description/Blazon
On a black vertical rectangular embroidered item coming to a 90-degree angular point at base, a yellow four-bastioned fort bearing two chevrons conjoined, one with point up, the other point down, each divided into two parts, the top blue and scarlet, the bottom green and purple; upon the chevrons and in center a vertical black sword, point up, with yellow edging and on the hand guard; all within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) yellow border. Overall dimensions are 3 1/4 inches (8.26 cm) in height and 2 1/4 inches (5.72 cm) in width.

Symbolism
Black denotes power. The four pointed bastioned shape symbolizes Fort Leonard Wood, the location of the Maneuver Support Center. The chevrons, in the different colors, illustrate branches that comprise the Center ? blue represents the Chemical Regiment, green suggests the Military Police Regiment, scarlet indicates the Engineer functions, and purple refers to the Joint Units (Army, Marines, Navy, and Air Force). The sword represents military readiness.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the maneuver Support Center on 21 November 2008. It was redesignated for the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence effective 1 October 2009. (TIOH Drawing Number A-1-985)




Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a white four-bastioned fort surmounted at center by a gold fusil enclosed by two red chevrons conjoined, one with point up, the other point down, and all surmounted at center by a vertical sword with black hilt and white blade, point down; in base on a black scroll of three segments curved at either side and looped across the lower point of the fort, the inscription "VICTORY THROUGH SKILL" in gold letters.

Symbolism
The four-bastioned fort represents Fort Leonard Wood. The red chevrons are symbolic of the blood spilled by Fort Leonard Wood soldiers and the sword denotes combat training. The black scroll in base, curving around the sides and across the fort symbol at center, suggests the continuous and unifying effort of Combat Support Units.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the US Army Training Center Engineer and Fort Leonard Wood on 19 May 1977. It was cancelled on 21 December 1994. The insignia was reinstated and redesignated with symbolism revised effective 1 October 1999, for the Maneuver Support Center, Fort Leonard Wood. It was redesignated for the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence effective 1 October 2009.





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