7TH INFANTRY DIVISION ARTILLERY
Distinctive Unit Insignia
A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a disc divided into eight alternating diagonal stripes extending from the viewer's upper left to lower right, four gold with black ermine spots and four of red; overall a winged projectile between two piles of three projectiles each all gold. Attached below the disc a gold scroll conforming to the circular base of the disc, inscribed "AD ALTIORA TENDO" in black letters.
The ermine background indicates World War I service in Britanny. The charges represent speed and fire power. The motto translates to "I Strive to Higher Things."
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 7th Field Artillery Brigade on 10 November 1937. It was redesignated for Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 7th Infantry Division Artillery on 10 March 1955. The insignia was amended to correct the description on 1 March 1976.