U.S. Army Advanced Weapons Support Command (USAAWSCOM), A-1-517

U.S. Army Advanced Weapons Support Command (USAWSCOM), A-1-517

An elongated hexagon placed vertically on the points 3 inches (7.62 cm) in height and 2 inches (5.08 cm) in width and having within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) yellow border a field of crimson bearing a yellow key crossed over a double-end wrench the circular bow of the key in upper left containing a yellow five-pointed star; at the top on a yellow diamond a portion of a crimson sun with five rays terminating on the crimson upper edge of the diamond.
The colors crimson and yellow are those of the Ordnance Corps. The six sided figure represents an isometric view of a box or container in allusion to the storage function of the Command. The sun at the top, appearing as though within the container, is symbolic of the energy of nuclear weapons which are stored by the Command. The five rays represent the five Special Ammunition Depots in the Command. The stylized wrench represents the maintenance capability of the organization and the key represents the supply function. The star on the bow of the key and the yellow border completely enclosing the insignia are symbolic of the Military Police units and the protection which they provide to the Command.
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 1 April 1969. It was rescinded on 1 June 1988.
(TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-517)
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