SECOND ARMY
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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia


Description/Blazon

On an Army green background a block numeral “2,” 2 1/2 inches (6.35 cm) in height, 2 inches (5.08 cm) in width, the middle and upper strokes red, the lower portion white.


Symbolism

Red and white are the colors associated with Armies, while the numeral identifies the unit’s designation.


Background

The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for Second United States Army on 27 May 1922. An Army green background was added on 17 March 1959. It was amended to change the designation to Second Army, update the description and add a symbolism on 3 April 2014. (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-2)





Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon

A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a fleur-de-lis divided horizontally red above and white below bearing a gold Lorraine cross and resting upon a gold scroll inscribed with the words “TOUT PRÉPARÉ” in black.


Symbolism

The fleur-de-lis and the Lorraine cross commemorate the Second Army's World War I campaign participation in France (Lorraine 1918). The red and white horizontal division reflects the colors of the organization's shoulder sleeve insignia, a reversal of the flag pattern for Armies. The motto translates to "All Prepared."


Background

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for Second United States Army on 5 October 1983. It was amended to change the designation to Second Army and update the description on 3 April 2014.






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