U.S. Army Pacific, A-1-287

U.S. Army Pacific, A-1-287

Description/Blazon
On a blue disc 2 3/4 inches in diameter, a red arrow fimbriated white, pointing upward bendwise at a 30 degree angle between the star polaris, the seven stars of Ursa Major, and the four stars of the Southern Cross, all white.
Symbolism
The arrow is representative of the strength and valor of the Armed Forces of the United States while the location of the Pacific Ocean Areas is indicated by Polaris, the seven star of Ursa Major, and the constellation of the Southern Cross.
Background
The insignia was originally approved for the United States Army Forces, Pacific Ocean Areas on 18 Oct 44; redesignated for United States Army Forces Middle Pacific on 8 Sep 45; redesignated for United States Army Forces, Pacific Ocean Areas on 1 Nov 45; redesignated for United States Army Pacific on 4 Dec 47; redesignated United States Army Western Command effective 23 Mar 79; and redesignated for the United States Army, Pacific effective 22 Aug 90.
(TIOH Drawing Number A-1-287)
Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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