18th Medical Command
27 October 1967 - 1 December 1983.
Eighteenth Medical Command.
Worn from: 1 December 1983 - Current.
The sword is maroon, suggestive of human blood, and
symbolic of the medical needs of an army. The zig-zag
bands are pure white to suggest bandaging and the antiseptic
requirements of medical practice; by entwining the sword
the zig-zag bands signify the support provided by the organization.