39TH ADJUTANT GENERAL BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height consisting of a shield blazoned: Or, a saltire between four mullets Azure (Dark Blue) bearing a sword and quill in saltire Argent hilted of the first. Attached below the shield a Red scroll doubled and inscribed "EXCELLENCE STARTS HERE" in Gold.

Symbolism
Dark blue and scarlet are the branch colors of The Adjutant General's Corps; gold is symbolic of excellence. The quill stands for the administration mission of The Adjutant General's Corps and the sword emphasizes the combat readiness of the unit. The saltire is adapted from the Alabama State flag and refers to the location of Fort McClellan and the unit. The four stars represent authority and the unit's primary mission of support to the Active Army, Army National Guard, U.S. Army Reserve and military dependents.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 25 September 1987.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Or, a saltire between four mullets Azure (Dark Blue) bearing a sword and quill in saltire Argent hilted of the first.

Crest

On a wreath of the colors Or and Azure (Dark Blue) a castle of two towers Or charged with a fleur-de-lis Azure.

Motto

EXCELLENCE STARTS HERE.

Symbolism

Shield

Dark blue is the primary branch color of The Adjutant General's Corps; gold is symbolic of excellence. The quill stands for the administration mission of The Adjutant General's Corps and the sword emphasizes the combat readiness of the unit. The saltire is adapted from the Alabama State flag and refers to the location of Fort McClellan and the unit. The four stars represent authority and the unit's primary mission of support to the Active Army, Army National Guard, U.S. Army Reserve and military dependents.

Crest

The castle and fleur-de-lis represent the Battalion's World War II campaign participation in Normandy and Northern France. The castle's two towers allude to both campaign credits. The blue fleur-de-lis is associated with France.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 25 September 1987.





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