Defense Forensics and Biometrics Agency
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Seal


Blazon

SHIELD

Per pale Sable and Or two heads conjoined and armed with helmets, that to dexter displayed visor open and that to sinister shown visor closed, within a narrow bordure, all counterchanged of the field.


CREST

On a wreath Or and Sable, in front of a stylized globe of the first, grid-lined and edged Vert and shaded of the second, an American Bald eagle head Proper.


MOTTO

A scroll Vert, doubled Or, inscribed “SPOLIARE HOSTEM PERSONAE” in Gold letters.

Symbolism

SHIELD

Gold is a color for excellence and illumination, and Sable represents the unknown and the mysterious. The conjoined knights represent the Agency denying criminals and adversaries anonymity through their forensic and biometric research. The gold chain forms a circular shape around the design, representing the world-wide capabilities of the Agency, and the combined links in the chain suggest the need to process casework through search and perseverance to achieve the mission. The scroll is green and gold, representing the lineage the Defense Forensics and Biometrics Agency has to the Army Military Police Corps and is inscribed with the Agency’s motto, “SPOLIARE HOSTEM PERSONAE” (“Deny the Enemy Anonymity”), in gold letters.


CREST

The heraldic torse or wreath is colored gold and black. The American bald eagle is a symbol of the United States. The emphasis on the “eagle eye” is to symbolize the investigative nature of the Agency. The background globe of gold/yellow stands for the organization’s worldwide mission with green grids inferring the ordered pattern of forensics with the black dark side in eclipse symbolizing hidden danger.


SEAL

The coat of arms as blazoned in full color on a white circular field with a gold chain and outer rim and a black designation band inscribed “DEFENSE FORENSICS AND BIOMETRICS AGENCY” in gold letters.





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