Argent, a fighting knife in bend hilt to base Sable.
On a wreath of the colors (Argent and Sable), two arrows saltirewise Argent.
DE OPPRESSO LIBER (Liberate From Oppression).
The shield was approved for the First Special Service Force of World War II, 26 February 1943. The knife is of a distinctive shape and pattern and was issued only to the First Special Service Force.
The crest is the crossed arrow collar (branch) insignia of the First Special Force, World War II, changed from gold to silver for harmony with the shield and to make a difference from collar insignia. The motto more fully translated means, "From Oppression We Will Liberate Them."
The coat of arms was approved on 8 July 1960.