83D UNITED STATES ARMY RESERVE READINESS TRAINING CENTER
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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia


Description/Blazon
On a black inverted pyramid 2 3/4 inches (6.99 cm) in height and 2 1/2 inches (6.35 cm) in width the cipher “O H I O” in yellow, the monogram consisting of two circles, the outer one 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in diameter and 1/32 (.08 cm) in width, the inner one 7/16 inch (1.11 cm), with one horizontal and three vertical lines. All elements within the outer circle 1/16 inch (.16 cm) in width.

Symbolism
The cipher spelling out “OHIO” refers to the 83d Division as being originally known as the “Ohio Division.”

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the 83d Division on 26 December 1918. It was officially announced on 22 June 1922. It was redesignated for the 83d Infantry Division (RTU) on 2 February 1966. The insignia was redesignated for the 83d US Army Reserve Command on 22 April 1968. It was redesignated effective 27 November 2013, for the 83d US Army Reserve Readiness Training Center and amended to update the description and add a symbolism. (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-130)




Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A silver color metal and enamel device 1 inch (2.54 cm) in height overall consisting of a blue moline cross fimbriated silver charged with a silver mullet. Suspended from the horizontal arms a silver flowing scroll with the motto “FULGE” in blue letters.

Symbolism
The crusaders’ cross indicating leadership symbolizes the functions of the organization. The numerical designation is represented by the Moline form of the cross, the heraldic symbol of the eighth son, the silver mullet being representative of the third son. The motto translates to “Shine Forth.”

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the Headquarters and Military Police Company, 83d Division on 8 December 1942. It was redesignated for the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 83d Infantry Division on 14 November 1951. It was redesignated for the noncolor bearing units of the 83d Infantry Division (RTU) on 2 February 1966. The insignia was redesignated for the 83 US Army Reserve Command on 15 January 1970. It was redesignated effective 27 November 2013, for the 83d US Army Reserve Readiness Training Center and amended to update the description.





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