The American Society of Military Insignia Collectors, commonly known as ASMIC, is one of the oldest and largest organizations of military insignia collectors in the world. Founded in 1937 by a small group of enthusiastic collectors, it is chartered under Ohio law and recognized as non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization. The Society is "home" today to 2,000 dedicated collectors in the United States and foreign nations. Whether an individual is an experienced or beginning collector shoulder sleeve and distinctive unit insignia (patches and DIs), rank insignia, wings, decorations and awards (medals), elite forces emblems, cap badges, specialty markings, or of simply information on heraldry and the symbolism of heraldic devices, membership in ASMIC has many advantages.
ASMIC publishes a quarterly journal entitled The Trading Post and a Newsletter. The Trading Post contains a wealth of information on all aspects of U. S. and foreign military insignia. It includes articles from members, il