Transportation Patches History

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143rd Trans Cmd patch
143th Trans Cmd

Worn from:  7 November 1968 - 16 October 1985.

Re-designated:  143rd Transportation Command.  Worn from:  16 October 1985 - Current.

The interlacing represents a strong support and simulates roads and viaducts, suggesting travel.  The arrowheads denotes leadership and a determined direction.

184th Trans Bde patch
184th Trans Bde

Worn from:     3 January 1969 - 31 March 1972.

Re-designated:  184th Transportation Brigade.  Worn from:  31 March 1972 - Current.

The white quatrefoil and the green leaves simulate a magnolia and refer to Mississippi, the "Magnolia State," headquarters of the organization.  The yellow outer band symbolizes a wheel and refers to transportation, the basic mission of the brigade.

Campaigns:  World War II (New Guinea, Southern Philippines).

Decorations:  Philippines Presidential Unit Citation (streamer embroidered 17 October 1944 - 4 July 1945).

319th Trans Bde patch
319th Trans Bde

Worn from:  22 January 1985 - 1995.

The colors blue, green, and white represent sea, land, and air, the environment in which transportation units function.  The colors meet at the wheel, which indicates the composite mission of the brigade.  The wheel represents the continuity of the 319th's motto, "Accent on Action." The shield is the same shape as the shield in the Transportation Corps branch insignia.

Campaigns:  World War II (Asiatic-Pacific theater).

425th Trans Bde patch
425th Trans Bde

Worn from:  15 Maya 1967 - 1993.

The yellow rim with diagonal bands, joined by a ring in the center, simulates a steering wheel and refers to the motor transport mission of the organization.  The yellow intersecting bands are also indicative of highways.  Together with the black rectangles, which denote the move - ment of cargo and personnel by highway transport, it depicts the brigade's coordination and control of highway transportation, with special reference to continuous intersectional and other line-haul operations.


MTMC patch

Worn from:  21 September 1965 - Late 1974.

Re-designated:  Military Traffic Management Command.  Worn from:  Late 1974 - Current.

The green disc represents the "go" signal used for traffic control of land transport.  It is symbolic of the command's "can do," "go" attitude in the control of traffic, land transportation, and common-user ocean terminal service.  The arrow alludes to the military auspices of the organization and to the speed with which it accomplishes its mission.  The three prongs represent the three military departments of the department of defense and the joint aspects of its responsibilities and manning.

Combined_Field_Army_ROK-US patch
Combined Field Army

Worn from:  29 March 1983 - 1992.

The light blue identifies the unit's close connection with the United Nations.  The Roman shield shape refers to the "Shield of Seoul" and the black bar represents the Demilitarized Zone, defining the unit's mission of defense and maintaining the peace.  The Combined Field Army's forces are symbolized by the star (US) combined with the taeguk(ROK)

USARV patch

Worn from:  5 February 1966 - 15 May 1972.

Yellow and red are the colors of Vietnam.  The blue center represents the United States.  Together with the sword, it alludes to the United States Military in Vietnam.  USARV was created and arrived on 20 July 1965, setting up their headquarters in Long Binh and absorbing the functions of MACV.  Upon departure from Vietnam on 15 Maya 1972, the United States Army could look back to over twenty years of involvement in the civil and military affairs of this country.  They suffered some 58,000 casualties in the process.  From 15 May 1972 until departure on 28 March 1973, the command was re-designated "Vietnam (USARV/MACV) Support Command" due to the downgrading of the United States military effort in Vietnam.

CENTAG patch

Worn from:  28 December 1979 - Current.

The green of the shield is the traditional European color for ground forces.  The lion, in a defensive striking posture, symbolizes power and courage, and the four points of the star represent the directions toward peace undertaken by all NATO nations.  Black and silver are symbolic of wisdom and peace.

USA HQ Co patch

Worn from:  26 April 1968 - 25 May 1977.

Re-designated:  Headquarters Company -- United States Army.  Worn from:  25 May 1977 - Current.

The five sides of the insignia refer to the army headquarters at the Pentagon and the Great Seal of the United States alludes to Washington, the capitol city, as well as service to the nation.