Vert, on a bend Argent a baton of the field, in chief a Chinese sun symbol Or.
From a wreath Or and Vert, a double bladed axe surmounted in base by a laurel branch and a palm frond in saltire Proper.
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The shield is green for the Military Police Corps. The baton is a heraldic symbol for authority and military control. The bend is derived from the military sash or belt and alludes to the white belt and accessories of the Military Police uniform. The golden sun represents service in China following World War II.
The double bladed axe represents service in two theaters of operation, as well as constant vigilance and preparedness. The laurel underscores the American Theater of Operation, while the palm frond is for the Pacific Theater.
The coat of arms was originally authorized on 10 December 1952. It was amended to include a crest on 21 July 1997. It was amended to correct the blazon of the crest on 11 January 2007. It was amended to correct the symbolism on 2 December 2008.