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Information extracted from the book
"US ARMY PATCHES"
by Barry Jason Stein
Used by permission

USA ARMC patch
USA ARMC

Worn from:  27 September 1966 - Current.

Yellow, blue, and red are colors of branches from which armored units were formed.  The tank tread, gun, and lightning flash are symbolic of mobility, power, and speed.  The tab is the unit's designation.


USA ARMS patch
USA ARMS

Worn from:  12 September 1969 - Current.

Yellow, blue, and red are colors of branches from which armored units were formed representing, as they did, cavalry, infantry, and artillery.  The tank tread, gun, and lightning flash are symbolic of mobility, power, and speed.  The tab, now in army green colors, is the unit's designation.  The school is located at Fort Knox, Kentucky.  Its establishment was authorized on 19 September 1940.  The motto of the school is "Forge the Thunderbolt," indicating the basic philosophy of armor -- machines of war are important but success on the battlefield ultimately rests on the men who use those machines.


USA TC patch
USATC Armor

Worn from:  19 December 1966 - Current.

Yellow, blue, and red are colors of branches from which armored units were formed representing, as they did, cavalry, infantry, and artillery.  The tank tread, gun, and lightning flash are symbolic of mobility, power, and speed.  The tab is the unit's designation.


USA AVNC patch
USAAVNC

Worn from:  1950's - 1960's.

USA ROTC patch
USAROTC

Worn from:  1930's (Unauthorized).

The letters and the red circle "O" indicate the unit's designation.


USA Arty  Schl patch
USA Arty Schl

Worn from:  17 March 1919 - 23 July 1920.

The design on the patch is the likeness of the Greek goddess Pallas Athena, the war goddess of the ancient Greeks.  Athena was also worshiped as the goddess of wisdom.  Quite different from the war god Mars, she represented the intellectual and civilized side of war, the advisor rather than the fighter.  The colors of the plume (red and yellow) signify artillery.



USA Arty MSL Schl patch

     USA Arty
MSL Schl
Worn from:  20 January 1956 - Current.

The red and yellow of the shield are the traditional colors of the artillery.  The fieldpiece depicted, used in the 16th century, is the forerunner of modern artillery and, with the guided missile superimposed on top, denotes the modern extreme in the history of artillery.  The school was originally established on 18 June 1911 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma under the name School of Fire for Field Artillery.  The school's motto is "Cedat Fortuna Peritis" (skill is better than luck.)

USA ACS patch
USA ACS

Worn from:  4 March 1957 - Current.

The aviation training mission of the school is denoted by the connected wings and flaming torch.  The wings symbolize flight, which is taught by the school, and the flaming torch is symbolic of learning.  Orange and black are the colors of the Army Aviation School.  The school is located at Fort Rucker, Alabama.  It was established there in August 1954.  The motto of the school is "Above the Best."

USA ALS patch
USA ALS

Worn from:  6 June 1985 - Current.

Ultramarine blue and golden orange are the colors of the army aviation branch.  The winged sword symbolizes the air defense mission and the lamp refers to learning and training.

Ft  Dix  BTC patch
Ft Dix BTC

Worn from:  1960's (Unauthorized).

The figure of a dough boy, a well-known landmark at the training center, and the inscription "The Ultimate Weapon," allude to infantry training.  Blue, yellow, and red represent the combat arms of the United States Army.


BTC Vietnam patch
BTC Vietnam


Worn from: 
December 1965 - November 1971 (Unauthorized).

The origin and significance of the design is unknown

 

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