TIOH Organization

TIOH Organization


Organization Chart


Heraldic Services and Support Division


  • Performs research and prepares studies for development of policy, furnishes advice and information to agencies concerning federal heraldic designs and associated traditions
  • Initiates, develops, reviews and coordinates legislative and regulatory materials
  • Provides project management support for projects including Army, Air Force, DOD, ROTC/JROTC, Navy USMC, USCG and all other unformed and civilian federal agencies
  • Plans and conducts budgetary and finance and accounting activities.
  • Administers personnel management and administrative functions to include records management, Information Technology and website administration
  • Prepares letters of authorization and other official documentation for heraldic items
  • Prepares replies to inquiries concerning current and historic heraldic items and advises units of requirements for insignia and flags

Heraldic Design Division


  • Designs heraldic items including insignia, awards and decorations, flags and seals for all military branches, ROTC/JROTC as well as federal uniformed and civilian agencies
  • Advises on matters relating to official symbolism and the laws and principles of heraldry
  • Prepares heraldic blazons, descriptions and symbolism for all designs
  • Develops and maintains patterns for flags and guidons authorized for military branches and all federal agencies
  • Prepares full color illustrations and line drawings for use in the manufacture and production of heraldic items
  • Produces finished plaques for Office of the President and Vice President

Technical and Production Division


  • Serves as the DOD standardization activity for FSC 8455 and 8345 and coordinates standardization actions with other services and GSA.
  • Provides advice to DSCP and commands on engineering and procurement and takes final action on any waivers or deviations for procurement.
  • Evaluates research and development studies and determines changes in materials,testing or packaging requirements.
  • Monitors quality assurance program to ensure effectiveness.
  • Furnishes engineering support to government agencies and manufacturers.
  • Administers the Army and Air Force heraldic quality control program for items sold through commercial sources (e.g., AAFES).
  • Certifies civilian firms to manufacture heraldic items and items incorporating heraldic designs sold through commercial channels.
  • Develops specifications for heraldic items and ensure documents are sufficient for procurement.
  • Conducts research and development studies to develop acceptable heraldic items to meet DOD requirements.
  • Initiates contracts for purchase of new tools and cartoons required for manufacture of heraldic items.
  • Obtains, maintains, and controls organizational and mission property, supplies and services.
  • Loans tools and samples to manufacturers for production of heraldic items

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