80TH TRAINING COMMAND
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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia


Description/Blazon
The "eared" shield 2 1/4 inches (5.72 cm) in height by 2 1/4 inches (5.72 cm) in width, bottom of shield a double ogee in outline. Army green within a narrow border of white, three blue mountains. Base of mountains separated from base of shield by a white line. Width of line and with of border 1/8 inch (.32 cm).

Symbolism
The three blue stylized mountains, one for each state, allude to the "Blue Ridge" states, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia, from which personnel of the unit originally came.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved by telegram for the 80th Division on 20 October 1918 and officially announced on 23 June 1922. It was redesignated for the 80th Airborne Division and amended to add the airborne tab on 18 June 1951. On 13 July 1960, the insignia was redesignated for the 80th Infantry Division and amended to delete the airborne tab (retroactive to 10 May 1952) and change the background color from olive drab to Army green (retroactive to 15 June 1959). The shoulder sleeve insignia was redesignated for the 80th Division on 7 September 1960. It was redesignated effective 16 September 2008, for the 80th Training Command with the description updated and a symbolism added. (TIOH Drawing Number A-1-127)




Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height consisting of a gold wavy scroll and issuing upwards from it between two sprigs of red oak leaves with gold acorns a blue fleur-de-lis charged on either side with a gold five-pointed star and at center with a vertical sword pointed up, the blade white and hilt gold, the scroll inscribed with the motto "Only Moves Forward" in blue letters.

Symbolism
Blue and white are the Infantry colors. The unit's World War I service in France is represented by the stars placed on the fleur-de-lis at either side of the upright sword. Participation in four campaigns of World War II is symbolized by the fleur-de-lis for Northern France and by the sword for Central Europe while the sprigs of oak relate to the Ardennes-Alsace campaign and the wavy scroll simulating a river, refers to the Rhineland.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 80th Division (Training) on 27 May 1970. It was redesignated effective 16 September 2008, for the 80th Training Command with the description and symbolism updated.




Combat Service Identification Badges

Combat Service Identification Badges

Description
A silver color metal and enamel device 2 inches (5.08 cm) in height consisting of a design similar to the shoulder sleeve insignia.





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