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.
Army Reserve Medical Command is responsible for all table of distribution and allowance (TDA) reserve medical units within CONUS. In 1990 the Army Reserve maintained 24 Table of Distribution and Allowances (TDA) hospitals, designed to augment 'existing Army hospitals' in the Continental United States. At that time they included the 1125th (Devens); 1207th (Benning); 1208th U.S. Army Hospital (Fort Monmouth); 2289th Army Hospital (Fort Dix); 2290th at Walter Reed; 2291st at Fort Lee; 3270th at Fort Jackson; 3271st at Fort Stewart; 3273rd at Fort Campbell; 3274th at Fort Bragg; 3297th at Fort Gordon; 3343rd at Redstone Arsenal; 3344th at Fort Rucker; 3345th at Fort McClellan; 4005th at Fort Hood; 4010th, 5010th; 5501st; 5502nd; 5503rd; 6250th; 6251st; 6252nd at Fort Ord; and 6253rd Army Hospital at Fort Carson.
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)
A white shield with a 1⁄8 inch (0.32 cm) yellow border 2+1⁄2 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.
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.
The shoulder sleeve insignia is approved effective 1 October 2005. (TIOH Drawing Number A-1-860)
Distinctive unit insignia (DUI)
A gold color metal and enamel device 1+1⁄8 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.
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.
The distinctive unit insignia is approved effective 1 October 2005.