81st Regional Support Command, A-128

81st Regional Support Command, A-128

Description/Blazon
On an olive drab disc edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) black border a black wildcat passant. The overall dimension is 2 1/4 inches (5.72 cm) in diameter.
Symbolism
The wildcat is common to the Carolinas from which many of the personnel of the Division came during World War I.
Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the 81st Division by telegram on 19 October 1918. On 29 June 1922, it was officially announced. The insignia was redesignated for the 81st Infantry Division on 11 May 1964, retroactive to 1 August 1942. On 22 April 1968, it was authorized for the 81st U.S. Army Reserve Command. The insignia was reassigned and authorized effective 16 April 1996, for the U.S. Army 81st Regional Support Command. It was redesignated for the U.S. Army 81st Regional Readiness Command effective 16 July 2003. The insignia was redesignated effective 17 September 2008, for the 81st Regional Support Command and amended to add a symbolism. The 81st Division is credited as being the first unit to have a shoulder sleeve insignia.
(TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-128). 
Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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