ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
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Emblem


Description/Blazon
On a Blue disc a device consisting of a coat of arms blazoned as follows: Argent, an officer's saber and a sword saltirewise, points up Proper, and thereon an inescutcheon of the shield of the United States fimbriated Or all below a crest consisting of a bald American Eagle Proper perched upon a gold fasces binding a spear, and twin cannons of the first as supporters and below the shield a Red designation scroll edged Gold interlacing the cannon bases and inscribed 1789 in Gold numerals, the whole encircled by a White scroll, edged Gold, with the inscription in Black letters ''ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY'' and in base intertwining sprigs of laurel and oak Proper.

Symbolism
Red, white and blue are our National colors; the shield represents the Army and a strong defense. The antique cannon and swords represent the function of support and custodianship fulfilled by the Administrative Assistant's office. The eagle and inescutcheon symbolize the United States; the fasces denotes authority. The sprigs of laurel and oak represent achievement and strength. The scroll displays the date ''1789'' commemorating the creation of the Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army.

Background
The emblem was approved by the Administrative Assistant's Office on 24 August 1989.





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