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Joint Military Medical Command, US Army Element

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Joint Military Medical Command, US Army Element

1989 - 1993

Shoulder Sleeve Insignia (SSI):  

Symbolism: Maroon and white are the colors associated with the U.S. Army Medical Department.  The Red Cross, a symbol of medical assistance and aid, represents the unit’s mission.  The star, a symbol of leadership, refers to the state of Texas and the first Joint Medical Command.  The torch and wings refer to the assignment of the unit to Air Training Command and symbolize training and mobility.

Background: The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 27 April 1989.