Department of the Army Staff Support
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia
A blue five pointed star, one point up, 1 3/8 inches in diameter on a white background within a red border, outside diameter 2 1/4 inches, inside invected of six.
The design has its origin in the crest of the Coat of Arms of the United States and involves the use of the national colors of red, white, and blue.
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved for the War Department Overhead on July 30, 1941. It was redesignated for Headquarters, Services of Supply on March 27, 1942; redesignated as Army Service Force on March 12, 1943; redesignated Technical and Administrative Services on June 11, 1946; and redesignated as DA Staff Support on October 8, 1969. The shoulder sleeve insignia is authorized for all personnel assigned to Department of the Army Field Operating Agencies (FOA) in accordance with paragraph 27-16, AR 670-1 unless the FOA has been authorized a SSI within its own right. (TIOH Drawing Number A-1-199)
Distinctive Unit Insignia
A metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches in width overall consisting of a blue star on a white background within a red border invected of six, all enclosed by a green laurel wreath.
The blue star within a red invected border is device traditionally used to symbolize Department of the Army Staff Support. The laurel wreath is emblematic of achievement and honor.
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on October 29, 1996.