8TH PERSONNEL COMMAND
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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia


Description/Blazon
A shield-shaped device edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) scarlet border, the overall dimensions 3 5/16 inches (8.41 cm) in height and 2 1/2 inches (6.35 cm) at its widest point consisting of a dark blue shield on which is centered a white Arabic numeral eight.

Symbolism
Blue, white and red are the National colors. General Regulations of the Army of 1825 provided that "? dark blue is the national color." In addition, it is indicative of loyalty and firmness. White is representative of knowledge and training. Scarlet refers to courage and zeal. The three colors allude to characteristics the personnel of the Command require in the accomplishment of their mission. The Arabic numeral is indicative of the numerical designation of the Command.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was authorized on 27 January 1987. It was cancelled effective 30 September 2006, when the unit became a Center. (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-726)




Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in width overall consisting of three interlocking gold rings centered on an octagon divided in the manner of a Korean taeguk, red above and blue below, all bordered in base by a tripartite gold scroll, with the ends folded under and inscribed "SOLDIER SERVICE SUPPORT" in black letters.

Symbolism
The three interlocking annulets signify the principal elements of the Command's mission: it is of and for soldiers; it provides the full range of personnel, administrative, and community life services; and in so doing it supports the Eighth United States Army. The association with the Eighth Army is symbolized by the octagon. The "S" division of the colors of the octagon alludes to the Korean taeguk and refers to the unit's activation and service in the Republic of Korea.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was authorized on 27 January 1987. It was cancelled effective 30 September 2006, when the unit became a Center.





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