32D SUPPORT COMMAND
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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

Description
On a blue disc with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) blue border 2 1/2 inches (6.35 cm) in diameter overall, a buff colored disc 2 1/8 inches (5.40 cm) in diameter, scalloped of eight and bearing a chevron interlaced with another reversed, both crimson.

Symbolism
Buff is one of the colors for Support units and crimson is for Ordnance; blue refers to the atmosphere and to the Air Defense role of the unit. The chevron is a heraldic symbol for support derived from the construction of a gable rood. (It provides support for the roof, which protects everything underneath). One chevron pointing upward relates to the maintenance of Air Defense systems; the downward chevron refers to direct automotive maintenance support. The outer circle is symbolic of readiness and continuity of service.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 16 July 1985. (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-710)




Distinctive Unit Insignia

Distinctive Unit Insignia

Description
A circular gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height consisting of a gold diamond shape charged with four blue pheons (points out) between a crimson chevron and a chevron reversed interlaced, on and overlapping a buff colored disc and connected by two gold motto scrolls arching between the chevron ends and bearing in red letters the words “SUPPORT THE” above and “LEADING EDGE” below.

Symbolism
Buff is one of the colors for support units and crimson is for Ordnance; blue refers to the atmosphere and to the unit’s Air Defense role. The chevrons, a heraldic symbol of support, are interlaced referring to the unit’s two areas of maintenance support (air defense systems and automotive) and surrounded by four pheons further alluding to the critical service provided by the unit to the Army Air Defense systems.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 1 November 1985.





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