Mission and Vision
"Our Nation's premier team of heraldic experts...
The guardians of our national symbolic heritage."
The mission of TIOH is to furnish heraldic services to the Executive Office of the President,
the Department of Defense, and all other Federal agencies. The work of TIOH encompasses research,
design, development, standardization, quality control, and other services which are fundamental to
the creation and custody of official heraldic items. Such items include coats of arms, decorations,
flags, streamers, agency seals, badges, and other types of insignia that are approved for use and/or
display. TIOH also provides the general public with limited research and information services
concerning heraldic insignia.