Headquartered at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) was established in 1985. It is a functional command of the U.S. Army Reserve and consequently is comprised primarily of Reservists. It serves as a major source of personnel for the Department of Defense’s Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations; a 2011 Army news report said that 94 percent of the DoD’s Civil Affairs personnel came from the USACAPOC (Airborne).

The USACAPOC Shoulder Sleeve insignia, commonly referred to as a unit patch, was originally approved for the U.S. Army Reserve Special Operations Command in January 1990, but was amended to reflect color changes in March and April of the same year. It was redesignated for the USACAPOC on 19 December 1990.

A sword in the middle of the insignia connotes the military nature of the command, while the two lightning flashes represent the speed of modern electronic communications employed by Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations (PSYOP) soldiers. One flash is colored purple, the color of Civil Affairs units, and the other is gold to symbolize excellence. The dark green (called “bottle green” in Army regulations) is the color associated with PSYOP and Special Forces.

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