502D TRANSPORTATION CENTER
Distinctive Unit Insignia
A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in width overall consisting of a brick red disc superimposed by a gold wheel charged with a gold sunburst surmounted by a blue disc bearing a gold fleur-de-lis, all encircled at top by a blue scroll inscribed "CARRY TO VICTORY" in gold and at bottom by a crossed gold sprig of laurel and an oak branch.
Brick red and golden yellow/gold are colors traditionally associated with the Transportation Corps. The wheel alludes to speed and movement while highlighting the Center's motto. The fleur-de-lis recalls the unit's baptism of fire in France and World War II service. The four spokes of the wheel represent the campaigns in which the unit participated. The sunburst signifies excellence and is a further reference to France, where it was used as a military symbol during medieval times. The wreath of combined laurel and oak symbolizes honor and strength.
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 17 November 1994.