Shoulder Sleeve Insignia (SSI):
Symbolism: The Greek cross, a symbol of aid and assistance is used to represent the 8th Medical Brigade. The crown alluding to New York referred to as the "Empire State" was suggested by the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor. In numerology the number eight symbolizes regeneration and achievement. The octagon shape furthermore alludes to the numerical designation of the 8th Medical Brigade. Maroon and white are colors used for the Army Medical Department.
Background: The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 16 July 1976.
Lineage and Honors:
Constituted 16 July 1976 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 8th Medical Brigade and activated at Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn, New York.
Campaign Participation Credit: