U.S. ARMY TRAINING CENTER AND FORT JACKSON
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia
On a light blue lozenge-shaped embroidered device with rounded corners, a yellow reversed chevron surmounted by a black torch with red outer flame and yellow inner flame, surmounted by two diagonally crossed black rifles, all within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) black border. Overall dimensions are 2 1/8 inches (5.40 cm) in width by 3 inches (7.62 cm) in length.
The reversed chevron denotes a "V" signifying "Victory," which alludes to Fort Jackson's historical motto "Victory Starts Here." The torch symbolizes knowledge and the military training gained during the transformation from civilian to soldier. Black denotes constancy. The crossed rifles signify teamwork. The Infantry blue and rifles represent the principles of ground combat, which provide the foundation for training warriors and developing military skills.
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 20 February 2007. (TIOH Drawing Number A-1-915)
Distinctive Unit Insignia
A gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall consisting of a blue shield bearing a replica of the statue of General Andrew Jackson in gold, and all encircled by a continuous red scroll, the upper area inscribed "VICTORY" and in base "STARTS HERE" in gold letters.
The statue of General Andrew Jackson for whom Fort Jackson was named stands at the main entrance of the Fort. The accomplishments and personal attributes of General Jackson set a standard of professionalism worthy of emulation by the personnel of the United States Army Training Center. The color red is for courage, blue for loyalty and the gold for achievement. The shield, which is traditionally associated with warriors, is symbolic of defense of country and exemplifies those qualities which must be inculcated upon the young men and women who pass through Fort Jackson during their early training. The motto "VICTORY STARTS HERE" is a constant reminder to trainer personnel of the overall purpose of their efforts.
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 23 February 1976.