4TH ADJUTANT GENERAL BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon

A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Azure, two quills saltirewise Argent penned Or between an eagle displayed and wreathed with laurel branches Or and a lamp of knowledge of the like enflamed Gules. Attached above the shield a Red scroll inscribed "HIGH ABOVE" and attached below the shield a Red scroll doubled back and inscribed "THE REST," all in Gold letters.


Symbolism

Dark blue and scarlet are the colors traditionally associated with The Adjutant General's Corps. Blue is symbolic of loyalty and perseverance; red is indicative of courage, zeal and leadership; white personifies integrity and gold reflects knowledge, achievement, excellence and high ideals. The quills represent The Adjutant General's functions and the lamp of knowledge denotes leadership and the unit's mission. The golden eagle wreathed with laurel exemplifies the unit's motto and refers to the unit's high ideals, goals and achievement.


Background

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 10 August 1988.





Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Azure, two quills saltirewise Argent penned Or between an eagle displayed Or wreathed with laurel branches of the like tied Gules and a lamp of knowledge Or enflamed Gules.

Crest

On a wreath of the colors Or and Azure a Torii gate Gules superimposed by a sword Argent hilted Or.

Motto

HIGH ABOVE THE REST.


Symbolism

Shield

Dark blue and scarlet are the colors traditionally associated with The Adjutant General's Corps. Blue is symbolic of loyalty and perseverance; red is indicative of courage, zeal and leadership; white personifies integrity and gold reflects knowledge, achievement, excellence and high ideals. The quills represent The Adjutant General's functions and the lamp of knowledge denotes leadership and the unit's mission. The golden eagle wreathed with laurel exemplifies the unit's motto and refers to the unit's high ideals, goals and achievement.

Crest

The red Torii gate alludes to the unit's service in Korea and signifies the Meritorious Unit Commendation awarded to the unit. The unit's World War II service in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater is symbolized by the upright sword suggesting manpower and the individual soldier.


Background

The coat of arms was approved on 10 August 1988.






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