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Distinctive Unit Insignia

A gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02cm) in height overall consisting of seven gold sun rays issuing from four purple mountain peaks above a gold land area, overall in base a white enamel open scroll bearing a gold sprig of oak leaves, all enclosed by a continuous purple enamel scroll folded back on each side, top and bottom and inscribed at the top "ASSISTANCE" and at base "TOWARD PEACE" all in gold letters.

The sun rays are symbolic of enlightenment; the gold sun rays behind the purple mountain range also allude to the far west and Monterey, California where the organization was originally activated. The scroll bearing the sprig of oak leaves symbolizes the famous "Charter Oak" of Connecticut, while also referring to the civil affairs mission and the present location of the organization. Purple and white are colors used for Civil Affairs units.

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 24 Jan 1975.

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