6TH 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: Per pale Azure (Dark Blue) and Gules, a torch Or interlaced by a wreath of oak branches of the like and Vert. Attached above the shield a Dark Blue scroll inscribed "TRAIN" in Gold letters and attached below the shield a Dark Blue scroll inscribed "DEFEND SERVE," also in Gold.


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, vitality and zeal. Gold reflects excellence and high ideals. The torch signifies guidance, leadership, knowledge and the individual soldier who trains, defends and serves. The oak branches symbolize merit, achievement and strength. The acorns suggest potential and growth. The six leaves on the oak branches also suggest the unit's numerical designation.


Background

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 31 October 1988.





Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per pale Azure (Dark Blue) and Gules, a torch Or interlaced by a wreath of oak branches fructed Proper.

Crest

On a wreath of the colors Or and Azure (Dark Blue) an oriental dragon passant Gules and Or, armed Vert, superimposed by a fountain within an annulet Or.

Motto

TRAIN DEFEND SERVE.


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, vitality and zeal. Gold reflects excellence and high ideals. The torch signifies guidance, leadership, knowledge and the individual soldier who trains, defends and serves. The oak branches symbolize merit, achievement and strength. The acorns suggest potential and growth. The six leaves on the oak branches also suggest the unit's numerical designation.

Crest

The oriental dragon, a mythological symbol of alertness, readiness, self-defense and protection, is red in allusion to the Meritorious Unit Commendation received for the unit's service in Korea. The fountain represents the unit's World War II service in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater. The gold annulet implies excellence, continuity and the continuing tradition and heritage of the 6th Adjutant General Battalion.


Background
The coat of arms was approved on 22 September 1988.





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