U.S. Army Headquarters Joint Readiness Training Center, A-1-743


On a rectangle, semicircular at top, divided vertically yellow and scarlet with a 1/8 inch white border, 3 inches (7.62cm) in height and 2 inches (5.08cm) in width overall a blue triangle throughout point to base, fimbriated white bearing a white winged yellow bayonet at top.
The unit's mission of training nonmechanized rapid deployment forces is symbolized by the bayonet and wings. The bayonet symbolizes military preparedness and the strike capability of rapid deployment forces which train at the Center. The wings are emblematic of speed, mobility and joint training with the United States Air Force. The colors, blue, yellow, and red are traditionally associated with Infantry, Armor and Artillery and reflect the combined arms character of Joint Readiness Center Operations Group training. The overall shape is reminiscent of an arch or portal and portrays the knowledge and education and training provided by the Center as the "doorway" to enhanced unit proficiency and skill.
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved on 25 January 1988 for the Joint Readiness Training Center. It was redesignated for the Joint Readiness Training Center Operations Group on 30 June 1993, with description and symbolism revised. The insignia was redesignated for Headquarters Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk and Joint Readiness Training Center Operations Group and amended to add an airborne tab on 3 March 2004. It was amended to correct the unit designation on 11 March 2004.
(TIOH Drawing Number A-1-743)
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