42D 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: Azure (Dark Blue), between two branches of oak Or a sword of the like, grip Gules, blade Argent; a bordure of the second. Attached below the shield a Red scroll doubled Gold inscribed with "IMPELLITE MILITEM" in Gold letters.

Symbolism
Dark blue and red are the branch colors of the Adjutant General's Corps; gold is emblematic of excellence and high ideals. Strength is symbolized by the oak branch and the acorns signify a beginning and growth. The unit's motto which translates to "Start the Soldier" is reflected by the meaning of the acorns. The sword implies military preparedness.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 15 January 1988.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Azure (Dark Blue), between two branches of oak Or a sword of the like, grip Gules, blade Argent; a bordure of the second.

Crest

On the wreath of the colors Or and Azure (Dark Blue), rising from a turret in perspective Proper two spears saltirewise Proper superimposed by a demi-fleur-de-lis per pale Or and Azure.

Motto

IMPELLITE MILITEM (Start The Soldier).

Symbolism

Shield

Dark blue and red are the colors associated with The Adjutant General's Corps; gold is emblematic of excellence and high ideals. Strength is symbolized by the oak branch; the acorns signify a beginning, growth and potential. The unit's motto is characterized by the oak and acorns. The sword stands for combat readiness and training. The border implies unity of purpose and military preparedness.

Crest

The two sections of the fleur-de-lis and the two spears symbolize the unit's two World War II campaign credits?Normandy and Northern France. The castle tower and fleur-de-lis represent these battles.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 15 January 1988.





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