Logistical Commands Patches History

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Information extracted from the book
by Barry Jason Stein
Used by permission

1st SUPCOM patch

Worn from:  15 March 1952 - 1 June 1970.

Re-designated:  First Field Army Support Command.  Worn from:  1 June 1970 - 27 October 1980.

Re-designated:  First Corps Support Command.  Worn from:  27 October 1980 - 1995.

Re-designated:  First Support Command.  Worn from:  1995 - Current.

The patch alludes to the face of a clock with an arrow pointing to 10:30 hours, suggesting that the mission must end before the eleventh (or final) hour.  Thus the design symbolizes the speed and efficiency of the organ - ization in its mission of supply.

Campaigns:  Vietnam (Defense, Counteroffensive and Phases II/III/IV/V/VI/VII, Tet and Tet/69, Winter-Spring 1970, Sanctuary Counteroffensive), Armed Forces Expeditions (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait).

Decorations:  Meritorious Unit Commendations (streamers embroidered Vietnam 1965; Vietnam l966; Vietnam 1967 - 1968; and Vietnam 1968 - 1970).

2nd Log Cmd Patch 1
2nd Log Cmd

Worn from:  20 September 1950 - 29 January 1953 (Unauthorized).

The unit's numerical designation is entwined around a map of Korea.

2nd Log Cmd Patch 2
2nd Log Cmd2

Worn from:  29 January 1953 - 25 March 1954.

The design of the insignia is that of an A-frame, a wooden device with two projections used by Koreans to carry large loads on their backs.  The mountains refer to the Korean terrain.

Campaigns:  Korea (UN Offensive, CCF Intervention, First UN Counter- offensive, CCF Spring Offensive, UN Summer-Fall Offensive, Second Winter, Summer-Fall 1952, Third Winter, Summer-Fall 1953).

Decorations:  Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation (streamer embroidered Korea).

3rd SUPCOM patch

Worn from:  20 May 1952 - 25 September 1974.

Re-designated:  Third Support Command.  Worn from:  25 September 1974 - 1 September 1992.

Three arrows pointing in various directions on a compass suggest the unit's numerical designation and it's mission to provide combat support wherever needed.  The design of the insignia was originally approved for the Third Logistical Command in 1952 and re-designated in 1974 for the Third Support Command.

Campaigns:  Korean War (UN Offensive, CCF Intervention, First UN Counteroffensive, CCF Spring Offensive, UN Summer-Fall Offensive, Second Winter, Summer-Fall 1952, Third Winter).

Decorations:  Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citations (streamers embroidered Korea 1950 - 1952, and Korea 1952 - 1953).

4th MMC patch
4th MMC

Worn from:  30 August 1960 - 6 October 1989.

Re-designated:  Fourth Material Management Center.  Worn from:  6 October 1989 - Current.

The four arrows suggest the unit's numerical designation and its ability to provide support to the four corners of the earth.

5th SUPCOM patch

Worn from:  21 August 1962 - 29 December 1980.

Re-designated:  Fifth Theater Area Command.  Worn from:  29 December 1980 - 13 August 1989.

Re-designated:  Fifth Support Command.  Worn from:  13 August 1989 - August 1993.

Five lozenges suggest the unit's numerical designation.

7th Log Cmd patch
7th Log Cmd

Worn from:  1 July 1959 - 1 August 1964.

The heptagon represents the unit's numerical designation.  The white circle denotes unity.  The two circling arrows refer to the mission of the unit to provide continuous administrative and logistical support and services to the Eighth United States Army.

8th Log Cmd patch
8th Log Cmd

Worn from:  10 September 1960 - 1 October 1962.

The double-headed directional arrows allude to the unit's mission to provide forward and return transportation from any area.  The eight points of the arrows are representative of the unit's numerical designation.

9th Log Cmd patch
9th Log Cmd

Worn from:  13 January 1961 - 19 September 1968.

The primary mission of administrative and logistical support for army duties is suggested by the white star, and the numerical designation of the command by the nine-sided figure.  The nine-sided figure closely resembles the letter "O," reflecting the organization's constitution and activation on Okinawa.

300th Log Cmd patch
300th Log Cmd

Worn from:  28 May 1954 - 5 December 1960.

The numerical designation of the command is indicated by the superimposed three "C's," each being the roman numeral for one hundred.  Together, the three "C's" equal 300.