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About Us

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About Us

Our Mission

USAMEDDAC, Fort Polk will ensure a medically ready and ready medical force by providing training and support to JRTC and Fort Polk, and all beneficiaries through a responsive force focused on enhancing readiness, Force Health Protection, and providing Health Service Support.

Our Vision

USAMEDDAC, maintains a constant state of readiness and quality of life for all MEDCOM and JRTC and Fort Polk Soldiers enabling force generation while supporting the Army's mission to deploy, fight, and win on any front.

Distinctive Unit Insignia

DescriptionBJACH Insignia

A gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02cm) in height overall consisting of a white enamel Greek cross in back of a green enamel fleur-de-lis surmounted by a gold crosier issuing from base with crook dexterwise, in base a semi-circular maroon scroll passing under the horizontal arms of the cross and folded back on each side at the top, bearing the inscription "WE PROVIDE THE BEST" in gold letters.

Symbolism

The Greek cross is a symbol of aid and assistance. The fleur-de-lis represents the location of the U.S. Army Medical Department Activity at Fort Polk, Louisiana in the Kisatchie National Forest. The bishop's staff (crosier) symbolizes the Right Reverend Leonidas Polk, the Episcopal bishop of Louisiana, known as the "FIGHTING BISHOP" after whom Fort Polk was named. Green was the color of the medieval academic gowns for medicine, and also the color symbolic of good health, growth, and life. Maroon and white are colors used for the Army Medical Department.

Background

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the U.S. Army Hospital, Fort Polk on September 25, 1972. It was amended to correct the symbolism on October 20, 1972. On September 21, 1973 the insignia was re-designated for the U.S. Army Medical Department Activity, Fort Polk.

 

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