U.S. ARMY MILITARY POLICE COMMAND, PANAMA
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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia


Description/Blazon
On a yellow hexagon 3 1/2 inches (8.89 cm) in height and 2 inches (5.08 cm) in width overall with one point up with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) green border a black sword between two green chevrons couched.

Symbolism
Green and yellow are the colors traditionally associated with Military Policy organizations. The upright sword symbolizes the unit's total military readiness. The chevrons simulate arrows which form a narrow aperture through which the sword passes, alluding to the Panama Canal and emphasizing the sword. The chevrons also symbolize support and the unit's mission within the U.S. Army South.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 6 October 1994. (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-814)




Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in width consisting of a stylized gold sunburst surmounted by a black sword flanked on either side by green chevrons points to center; overall a green scroll inscribed "FORCE OF CHOICE" in gold letters.

Symbolism
Green and yellow are the colors traditionally associated with Military Police organizations. The upright sword symbolizes the unit's total military readiness. The chevrons simulate arrows which form a narrow aperture through which the sword passes, alluding to the Panama Canal and emphasizing the sword. The chevrons also symbolize support and the unit's mission within the U.S. Army South. The gold sunburst is indicative of the unit's theater of operation and denotes excellence and achievement.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 6 October 1994.





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