Shoulder Sleeve Insignia (SSI):
Symbolism: Maroon and white are the colors used by Army Medical Department units; gold is for excellence. The staff of Aesculapius and the maroon cross symbolize the medical arts and allude to the mission of the brigade.
Background: The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved 6 June 2000.
Lineage and Honors:
Constituted 3 August 1917 in the Regular Army as Headquarters, 1st Sanitary Train, assigned to the 1st Expeditionary Division and organized at New York, New York. (1st Expeditionary Division redesignated 6 July 1918 as 1st Division.)
Redesignated 10 February 1921 as Headquarters, 1st Medical Regiment.
Relieved from the 1st Division, consolidated with Service Company, 1st Medical Regiment (organized during June 1925 at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania by consolidation of Headquarters Detachment, Medical Laboratory Section, and Medical Supply Section, 1st Medical Regiment.
Reorganized and redesignated 8 October 1939 as Headquarters, Headquarters and Service Company, 1st Medical Regiment (Corps).
Redesignated 16 December 1940 Headquarters, Headquarters and Service Company, 1st Medical Regiment (Army).
Reorganized and redesignated 1 September 1943 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 1st Medical Group.
Inactivated 24 March 1962 in Verdun, France.
Activated 3 January 1968 at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
Redesignated 6 June 2000 as 1st Medical Brigade
Campaign Participation Credit:
World War I:
World War II:
Defense of Saudi Arabia
Liberation and Defense of Kuwait