U.S. Army Japan, A-1-196

U.S. Army Japan, A-1-196

Description/Blazon
On a medium blue disk within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) red border with a 1/32 inch (.08 cm) white piping an inner edge, 2 inches (5.08 cm) in diameter overall, a representation of Fujiyama in light blue and white.
Symbolism
The unit's location in Japan is symbolized by the representation of Mount Fujiyama, a world famous symbol of that country.
Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the Army Forces, Far East Command on 5 September 1952. It was amended to change the name to United States Army Forces, Far East on 25 February 1953. The insignia was rescinded effective 1 July 1957. The shoulder sleeve insignia was reinstated and redesignated for the United States Army, Japan on 3 April 1959.
(TIOH Drawing Number A-1-196)
Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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