U.S. Army Quartermaster Center and School, A-1-243

U.S. Army Quartermaster Center and School, A-1-243

Description/Blazon
On a buff lozenge shaped field with rounded points, 2 inches (5.08cm) in width and 3 inches (7.62cm) in height overall, a blue (ultramarine) torch with blue flames surmounted by a blue key and blue sword crossed in saltire.
Symbolism
Buff and blue are the colors of the Quartermaster Corps. The key and sword are taken from the Quartermaster Corps insignia. The torch signifies knowledge and alludes to training in Quartermaster.
Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the Quartermaster Training Command on 7 Nov 1956. It was redesignated for the U.S. Army Quartermaster Center and U.S. Army Quartermaster School on 23 Oct 1962. On 24 Nov 1975 the insignia was amended to change the colors of the insignia.

(TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-243)
Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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