U.S. Army Heraldry

From 1924 to 1962 the U.S Army Quartermaster Corps was responsible for the research, design and development of distinctive unit insignia, shoulder sleeve insignia (patches), flags, medals, seals, coats of arms and other heraldic items for the Army. In 1960, the...

The Holabird Quartermaster Depot

By LT. COL. EDGAR S. STAYERThe Quartermaster Review – March-April 1928 1928 Article on the main transportation depot and motor transport school for the Army Establishment Of Camp Holabird CAMP HOLABIRD is situated within the city limits of the city of Baltimore, about...

The Army Green Uniform

This document from the U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum Archives provides a well researched and written history of the Quartermaster Corps’ development of the Army Green Uniform. TECHNICAL REPORT 68-41-CM  THE ARMY GREEN UNIFORM  by Stephen J. Kennedy...

Rations in Review

Colonel James C. Longino, Q.M.C.The Quartermaster ReviewMay-June 1946 Food is the most important element in combat efficiency says the General Chairman of the Conference on Military Subsistence in his opening address, delivered on April 1st at the Army War College....

Food Service United Nations Korea

By LT COL. Coy W. Baldwin, Q.M.C.Quartermaster Review May-June 1953 The primary target of a soldier’s gripes since the start of warfare, has traditionally been “Chow.” Today, however, in Korea things are different. Men from a score of nations complain...

The Army Family of Rations

CW3 Peter MotrynczukQuartermaster Professional Bulletin – Autumn 1991 Short overview of rations used during Operation Desert Shield/Storm 1990-91 The Right Meal, At The Right Place And At The Right Time Before Operation Desert Shield/Storm in Southwest Asia, the Army...

Subsistence in Space

CPT Nanette GallantQuartermaster Professional Bulletin – Summer 1992 Editor’s Note: The Army has been involved with the space program since its earliest days. Until 1984 the Army assumed only a minor supporting role through the Research, Development and...

Construction in the Field

By Maj. John D. Kilpatrick, Q.M.CThe Quartermaster Review – September-October 1928 Duties and Responsibilities of a Construction Quartermaster in 1928 THE functions of the Building Branch, Construction Service, Quartermaster Corps, as the name implies, have to do with...

The Evolution of the Uniform

By War Planning and Training Division, O.Q.M.G.The Quartermaster Review – March-April 1928 The Uniform (Hat-Blouse-Breeches-Shoes-Leggins) Introduction The word “uniform” is derived from the Latin words “unus,” one, and “forma,”...

World War II Inductee Clothing Issue

From the collection of the Quartermaster Museum, memorandum indicating clothing issued to new soldiers at Camp Lee, VA in 1943 RECRUIT RECEPTION CENTER1303d SERVICE UNITOFFICE OF SUPPLY OFFICERCAMP LEE, VA., IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS TO: ALL NEWLY INDUCTED MEN 1. In this...

Department of the Army Seal

Background: The traditional seal used during and since the Revolution was redesignated as the Seal of the Department of the Army by the National Security Act of 1947. The Department of the Army seal is authorized by Section 3011, Title 10, United States Code. The date...

Medal of Honor

Illustrations and Description United States Army 1944 – Present Description: A gold five-pointed star, each point tipped with trefoils, 1 ½ inches wide, surrounded by a green laurel wreath and suspended from a gold bar inscribed “VALOR”, surmounted...

The Story Behind, A New Star for the Flag

Colonel John D. Martz, Jr.Army Information Digest – July 1959 The design of the 49 and 50 star flags by the US Army Quartermaster Corps. Quartermaster General MG Andrew T. McNamara and President Eisenhowerexamine new 49 star flag For the first time since 1912,...

War Dogs

A resource for information on the U.S. Army’s use of dogs 1942-Present The Army Quartermaster Corps began the U.S. Armed Forces’ first war dog training during WWII. By 1945 they had trained almost 10,000 war dogs for the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard....

The Quartermaster Remount Service

The Early Days The procurement and training of animals for military use has been a function of the Quartermaster Department since its inception in 1775. Animals were used for transporting supplies and men prior to the use of motor vehicles. At that time,...