451st Sustainment Command
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia
A shield-shaped embroidered item blazoned as follows: Per chevron Gules and Azure, issuant from a chevron, a stylized circular arrow, point to dexter all Argent, overall a sword erect Or; all within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) White border. The overall dimensions are 3 1/4 inches (8.26 cm) in height by 2 1/4 inches (5.72 cm) in width.
The chevron denotes the unit’s support role in warfare. The following colors emphasize the attributes of the Command - red conveys courage, blue signifies loyalty, and white represents devotion, also indicating the national colors. The stylized arrow symbolizes the “Transportation Cycle of Logistics,” alluding to the Command’s movement around the world and back to complete the mission. The sword, point up, illustrates readiness to engage in the fight.
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 26 October 2011. It was amended to correct the symbolism on 8 November 2011. (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-1065)
Distinctive Unit Insignia
A silver color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a vertical rectangle divided into four equal segments, alternating colors, white and orange, in the white segments a red fleur-de-lis, surmounted in the center and throughout by a gold torch, displaying a gold star, enflamed red. Attached above the device a blue scroll inscribed “SUSTAIN” and below a blue scroll inscribed “WITH EXCELLENCE” in silver.
The torch alludes to Camp Lee, Virginia, the origin of the 451st Sustainment Command, as well as the 52d Quartermaster Base Depot. Orange suggests endurance. The two fleurs-de-lis and star indicate campaign participation during World War II, in Normandy, Northern France and the Rhineland. The red color in the device denotes the Meritorious Unit Commendations awarded to the unit.
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 26 October 2011.