III CORPS

 

III Corps Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

III Corps Combat Service Identification Badge

III Corps Distinctive Unit Insignia

 

Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

 

Combat Service Identification Badge

Distinctive Unit Insignia

 

Shoulder Sleeve Insignia.  Description:   A blue caltrop with three points that lie on a circle of 1 1/2 inch (3.81 cm) radius with a white triangle in the center with points that lie on a circle of 3/8 inch (.95 cm) radius.  The design is enclosed by a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) Army green border.  

        Symbolism:   The triangular design represents the numerical designation of the corps.  The blue and white are the authorized colors used in distinguishing flags to represent Corps.  

         Background:   The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved by telegram on 3 December 1918.  It was authorized/announced by letter dated 17 June 1922.  (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-59) 

 

Combat Service Identification Badge:  A silver color metal and enamel device 2 inches (5.08 cm) in height consisting of a design similar to the shoulder sleeve insignia.

 

Distinctive Unit Insignia.  Description:   A gold color metal and enamel device 1 5/32 inches (2.94 cm) in height consisting of a yellow shield on which a blue caltrop with one point up; within the center of the caltrop a white equilateral triangle with one point down.  

         Symbolism:   Yellow alludes to Armor.  The caltrop is a representation of the shoulder sleeve insignia of the III Corps.  Blue and white are the colors used for the Corps echelon.

         Background:   The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 17 November 1970.