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Insignias of the 96th Division

Information from the 96th Sustainment Brigade

 
     
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia.
 
Distinctive Unit Insignia.

 

Description: Two squares, 1 1/8 inches (2.86cm) on a side, placed with long axes vertical, dexter square white, one quarter covered with sinister side square blue, upon a six-sided olive drab polygon, diagonal sides parallel to square. The white square to be worn to dexter. The overall dimensions are 2 inches (5.08cm) in height by 2 7/8 inches (7.30cm) in width.

Symbolism: The 96th Division was organized from personnel of Oregon and Washington and was represented by the two squares. The squares were made white and blue, signifying the colors used by the United States.

Background: The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the 96th Division on 14 February 1927. It was redesignated for the 96th Infantry Division on 1 August 1942. The insignia was redesignated for the 96th

This double diamond patch is worn by today's Deadeyes who are serving in the field! It is called the Velcro Patch

Command Headquarters (Divisional) on 26 July 1963. On 22 April 1968, it was authorized for the 96th U.S. Army Reserve Command. It was reassigned and authorized for the U.S. Army 96th Regional Support Command on 16 April 1996. The insignia was redesignated for the 96th U.S. Army Regional Readiness Command effective 16 July 2003. It was redesignated effective 17 September 2008, for the 96th Sustainment Brigade.

 

 

 

Description: A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86cm) in height overall consisting of a scarlet semi-circular background bearing a gold demi-Philippine sunburst above a semi-circular gold background of convergent lines. Overall a vertical gold arrowhead point up superimposing a white chevron at the point and a blue square in base. Above all a semi-circular gold scroll inscribed "TO SERVE" in blue letters; below all a semi-circular gold scroll inscribed "AND EXCEL" in blue letters.

Symbolism: The elements of the design reflect the history of the 96th Division: The demi-Philippine sunburst symbolizes the unit's Philippine Presidential Unit Citation. Blue, white and red are also the colors of the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation streamer. The white and blue squares were suggested by the unit's shoulder sleeve insignia and represent the unit's two World War II battle campaigns, Ryukus and Leyte. The arrowhead symbolizes the unit's assault landing at Leyte. The colors blue, scarlet and gold also refer to the three combat arms: Infantry, Artillery and Armor.

Background: The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 96th U.S. Army Reserve Command on 16 October 1970. It was reassigned and authorized for the U.S. Army 96th Regional Support Command on 16 April 1996. The insignia was redesignated for the U.S. Army 96th Regional Readiness Command effective 16 July 2003. It was redesignated 17 September 2008, for the 96th Sustainment Brigade.

 

This information came directly from

http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Sustain/96SustainmentBrigade.htm

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