U.S. ARMY TRAINING AND DOCTRINE COMMAND
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia. Description: A disc 2 1/2 inches (6.35cm) in diameter overall consisting of three vertical stripes of equal width of blue, yellow and scarlet, the blue to the left, all within a 1/8 inch (.32cm) Army green border.
Symbolism: The shoulder sleeve insignia was formerly that of the Replacement and School Command, World War II, which was charged with the responsibility of training Army personnel. The three stripes are in the colors of, and refer to, the basic combat arms; they also refer to the components of the "One Army" concept: Active Army, Army Reserve and Army National Guard.
Background: The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the Replacement and School Command on 22 Mar 1943. It was reassigned to the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command on 1 Jul 1973.
Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: A gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02cm) in height overall consisting of a disc composed of three equal vertical stripes of blue enamel, yellow enamel and scarlet enamel, the blue stripe to the left, surmounting a gold sword and gold torch of liberty with scarlet enamel flames saltirewise, the sword point upward to the left and the flames arched toward and touching the sword point, all superimposed upon and extending over the top of a disc scored with wavy lines and bearing throughout a hexagonal fort all gold; and edging the disc upon a scroll composed of two concentric blue enamel arcs one on each side extending from the sword tip and flame respectively and joined in base by a wavy gold band, the inscription "FREEDOM'S" on the left and "FORTRESS" on the right in gold letters.
Symbolism: Except for the central disc which has been changed to three vertical stripes of blue, yellow and scarlet to reflect the Training and Doctrine Command shoulder sleeve insignia, the distinctive badge is the same as that of the former Continental Army Command. The torch from the Statue of Liberty, and the hexagonal fort and outer wavy lines (irregular hexagon surrounded by a water-filled moat) simulate Fort Monroe, the headquarters of the Training and Doctrine Command (and formerly that of the Continental Army Command), and refer to the motto "FREEDOM'S FORTRESS." The sword and the light of the torch allude to the Command's training and doctrine responsibility and mission.
Background: The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 1 Jul 1973.
Flag, Training and Doctrine Command
Flag. The flag for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command is national flag blue with yellow fringe. The shoulder sleeve insignia is centered on the flag (TIOH drawing 5-1-717).