USAMEDDAC, Fort Polk will ensure a medically ready and trained medical force by providing training and support to JRTC, Fort Polk, and all beneficiaries through a responsive force focused on enhancing readiness, Force Health Protection, and providing Health Service Support.
USAMEDDAC maintains a constant state of readiness and quality of life for all MEDCOM, JRTC, and Fort Polk Soldiers while supporting the Army's mission to deploy, fight, and win on any front.
Distinctive Unit 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.
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) reflects leadership and medical authority of the organization. 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.
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.