U.S. ARMY RECRUITING COMMAND

SSI, RECRUITING COMMAND

DUI, RECRUITING COMMAND

SHOULDER SLEEVE INSIGNIA

DISTINCTIVE UNIT INSIGNIA

Shoulder Sleeve Insignia. Description: A one-piece insignia, disc with arced scroll attached, 3 5/16 inches (8.41cm) in height overall consisting of a round blue disc within a 1/16 inch (.16cm) white border on which is a representation of the Liberty Bell flanked by thirteen white stars evenly spaced, and inclosed by a scarlet border 1/4 inch (.64cm) in width, attached below a blue arced scroll edged with a 1/8 inch (.32cm) scarlet border and inscribed "RECRUITING" in white letters 5/16 inch (.79cm) in height.

    Symbolism: The thirteen stars, representing the original states, and the Liberty Bell indicate the U.S. Army Recruiting Command's role in preservation of liberty and defense of country.

    Background: The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved on 21 Nov 1967. On 6 Dec 1972 the two-piece shoulder sleeve was cancelled and the one-piece insignia was approved.  (TIOH Dwg. No. A -1-555)

Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: A silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86cm) in height overall consisting of an upright tricolor scroll divided horizontally red, white and blue, surmounted by a bronze liberty bell, all between two vertical silver quills, shafts facing inward and points to base, and all within a silver wreath of laurel to the left and olive to the right; with the motto "PROVIDE THE STRENGTH," in raised letters on the bells

    Symbolism: The red, white and blue, our national colors, refer to the scope the Command, while the scroll simulates a muster roll. The Liberty Bell, long associated with the recruiting program, along with the motto alludes to the overall purpose of the mission - to provide the manpower strength of the United States Army. The quills, medieval symbol for "authority to transcribe," represent the many functions of the Command. The laurel symbolizes victory and the olive branch symbolizes peace.

    Background: The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 26 Jan 1971.

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