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A Sustainment branch of the United States Army, the Ordnance Corps was established as the Ordnance Department on 14 May 1812; it did not receive its current designation until 1950. Along with the Transportation and Quartermaster Corps, the Ordnance Corps is part of the Officers-only U.S. Army Logistics Corps created in 2008 and is headquartered in Virginia at Fort Gregg-Adams (formerly named Fort Lee), home of the U.S. Army Logistics University.
Combat arms branches in the Army have a single branch color; as a Service branch, the Ordnance Corps has two branch colors, crimson (primary) and yellow (secondary). In 1835, the hats of both the Artillery Corps and Ordnance Department personnel sported a red plume; for the Ordnance Corps, this was codified as crimson (as opposed to scarlet or red) in 1851. A half-century later, the Department colors were designated as black and scarlet in 1902, with the current combination of crimson and yellow finally being arrived at on 14 October 1921.

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