79TH US ARMY RESERVE SUSTAINMENT SUPPORT COMMAND
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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia


Description/Blazon
A blue triangular shield 2 1/2 inches (6.35 cm) in height by 2 1/8 inches (5.40 cm) in width, a Lorraine Cross within an orle. Cross and orle silver gray and the elements of each 1/8 inch (.32 cm) in width.

Symbolism
The Lorraine Cross was adopted as the insignia because it is a symbol of triumph and the 79th Division fought victoriously in the Lorraine Campaign during World War I.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the 79th Division by telegram on 16 November 1918. It was officially announced by the War Department on 23 June 1922. It was redesignated for the 79th Command Headquarters (Divisional) on 14 October 1963. The insignia was redesignated for the 79th US Army Reserve Command on 22 April 1968. It was redesignated effective 1 December 2009, for the 79th US Army Reserve Sustainment Support Command. (TIOH Drawing Number A-1-126)




Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in height overall consisting of a disc divided per pairle red, white, and blue on which is a falcon on a mount all of gold. Attached below the disc an arced gold scroll inscribed "TO DO FOR COUNTRY" in red letters. The insignia is to be made in pairs.

Symbolism
Red, white, and blue are the National colors. They are also the colors of the French National flag where the Division relieved a portion of the French 157th Division and accepted the Avocourt Sector (Lorraine) during World War I. The flacon on the mount commemorates the capture of Montfaucon on 27 September 1918.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 79th Division on 17 May 1935. It was redesignated for the 79th US Army Reserve Command and amended to include a motto on 3 June 1970. The insignia was redesignated effective 1 December 2009, for the 79th US Army Reserve Sustainment Support Command. It was amended to provide for the insignia to be made in pairs on 4 March 2010.





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