The Army Reserve Medical Command (AR-MEDCOM) vision is to be the Army Reserve's 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.
Command and control of the TOE Reserve medical units is carried out by two additional commands: 807th MDSC covers west of Ohio and 3rd MDSC covers units to the east of Ohio.
A white shield with a 1⁄8 inch (0.32 cm) yellow border 21⁄2 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.
A gold color metal and enamel device 11⁄8 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.