USAE MILITARY ENTRANCE PROCESSING COMMAND DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia


Description/Blazon
A pentagon 2 7/8 inches (7.30 cm) in height divided into quarters, those at upper left and lower right checkered white and black, those at upper right and lower left scarlet and blue respectively and centered thereon overall a yellow sword point up, all within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) yellow border.

Symbolism
The five corners of the pentagon allude to the five services comprising MEPCOM, the jointly staffed organization supporting all recruiting departments. The three basic functions performed in the selective process are represented by the checky background indicative of administrative processing and the colors blue and red are symbolic of the mental and medical aspects. The gold sword represents the high ideals inherent in the new service member.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 18 November 1983. (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-685)




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 gold sword, point up, with black pommel surmounting a pentagon divided quarterly from upper left clockwise checky white and black, red, checky white and black and light blue (National Defense blue) and all within a continuous blue (ultramarine) scroll, doubled red, arced at the top and inscribed “US MILITARY ENTRANCE PROCESSING COMMAND” and in base “DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE” all in gold letters.

Symbolism
The five corners of the pentagon allude to the five services comprising MEPCOM, the jointly staffed organization supporting all recruiting departments. The three basic functions performed in the selective process are represented by the checky background indicative of administrative processing and th4 colors blue and red, symbolizing the mental and medical aspects. The gold sword represents the high ideals inherent in the new service member.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 15 March 1985.





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