MEDICAL COMMAND KOREA
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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia


Description/Blazon
An octagonal shaped device 2 1/4 inches (5.72cm) in height and width overall consisting of a white cross on a background divided horizontally red and blue all within a 1/8 inch (.32cm) white border.

Symbolism
The octagonal shape is a reference to the Eighth U.S. Army which the Command supports; the red and blue of the background allude to the national flag of South Korea, the unit's area of operation. The cross is symbolic of medical aid and assistance.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 16 Jun 1977. (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-613)




Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86cm) in height overall consisting of a white enameled Greek cross bearing at its center a voided gold cross surmounting overall a Korean taeguk and all in front of and between a circular maroon scroll, the upper and lower areas passing in front of the vertical arms of the cross inscribed "CONCERNED" at the top and in base "HEALTH CARE" in gold letters.

Symbolism
Maroon and white are the colors used for the Army Medical Department. The cross, a symbol for aid and assistance, refers to the basic mission of the organization. The taeguk adapted from the National Flag of Korea alludes to the present home area of the U.S. Army Medical Command-Korea.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the U.S. Army Medical Department Activity-Korea on 1 Apr 1975. It was redesignated for the U.S. Army Medical Command-Korea on 30 Jun 1976.





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