Army Reserve Medical Command

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Army Reserve Medical Command
Army Reserve Medical Command SSI.jpg
Shoulder sleeve insignia
Active 2005 – present
Country United States
Branch US Army Reserve
Reserve center Pinellas Park, Florida
Motto(s) ”Soldiers First”
Medical Corps colors Maroon and white
Commanders
Current
commander
Major General Mary E. Link
Insignia
Distinctive unit insignia Army Reserve Medical Command DUI.jpg

The Army Reserve Medical Command (AR-MEDCOM) vision is to be the United States Army Reserve premier Medical Command, supporting the United States' national military strategy. The Army Reserve Medical Command mission is to provide trained, equipped, ready, skill-rich Citizen-Soldiers, to meet medical requirements across full spectrum military operations. ARMEDCOM provides command and control for table of distribution and allowance (TDA) reserve medical units within the contiguous United States. Army Reserve Medical Command headquarter is located at the CW Bill Young Armed Forces Reserve Center in Pinellas Park, Florida.

Command and control of the TOE Reserve medical units is carried out by two additional commands: 807th MDSC covers west of Ohio and 3rd MDSC covers units to the east of Ohio.

History

Subordinate units

Army Reserve Medical Command is responsible for all table of distribution and allowance (TDA) reserve medical units within CONUS.[1]

Lineage

Unit Insignia

MG Hasbargen
Maj. Gen. James A. Hasbargen, former Commanding General of AR-MEDCOM, Pinellas Park signs the Army Community Covenant during a ceremony held in Tampa.

Shoulder sleeve insignia (SSI)

Description

A white shield with a 18 inch (0.32 cm) yellow border 2 12 inches (6.4 cm) wide and 3 inches (7.6 cm) high overall bearing a maroon cross throughout, thereon between two black stars edged yellow a light green serpent entwined around a white rod.

Symbolism

Maroon and white are the colors traditionally used by the Medical Corps. The cross and rod of Aesculapius, symbols of healing and medicine, symbolize the organization’s medical mission. The two stars represent the training of medical individuals and medical units. The black stars edged gold recall the Army logo and military preparedness.

Background

The shoulder sleeve insignia is approved effective 1 October 2005. (TIOH Drawing Number A-1-860)

Distinctive unit insignia (DUI)

Description

A gold color metal and enamel device 1 18 inches (2.9 cm) high overall consisting of a gold cross superimposed by gold wreath of oak and laurel encircling a bust of a Minute Man wearing a tricorn hat, overall across the bottom, three maroon scrolls stacked bend-sinister wise doubled and inscribed with “CIVIS” “MILITIS” “MEDICUS” in gold.

Symbolism

The Minute Man is adapted from the Army Reserve plaque and highlights the Army Reserve Medical Command being a direct reporting command to Headquarters, United States Army Reserve Command. The Minute Man has also traditionally been used to represent our citizen soldiers and recalls that heritage. Gold is emblematic of honor and excellence. Maroon is the Medical Corps’ primary color. The cross and motto also highlight the Command’s mission. The branch of oak represents strength and growth and the laurel, high achievement.

Background

The distinctive unit insignia is approved effective 1 October 2005.

Unit honors

References

  1. ^ http://www.usar.army.mil/Commands/Operational-Functional/ARMEDCOM/

External links

  • Army Reserve Medical Command Home Page
  • AR-MEDCOM YouTube Channel
  • AR-MEDCOM MetaCafe Channel
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