120TH ADJUTANT GENERAL BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Azure, a bordure Celeste, a powder horn Gules suspended from a flintlock in bend superimposed on a quill in bend sinister Argent, attached below the shield a Silver scroll inscribed "WE SET THE EXAMPLE" in Red letters.

Symbolism
Dark blue and scarlet are the colors traditionally associated with The Adjutant General's Corps. The unit's mission as a reception battalion is to transform the recruit into a functional, efficient soldier, and is symbolized by the quill, flintlock and powder horn. The flintlock also denotes military might while the powder horn indicates strength in reserve. The quill alludes to training, wisdom and precision. The border is Carolina blue and white in reference to the State of South Carolina and the unit's location.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 14 August 1987.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Azure, a powder horn suspended from a flintlock in bend Proper superimposed on a quill in bend sinister Argent, all within a bordure Celeste fimbriated Argent.

Crest

On a wreath of the colors Argent and Azure, rising from the wreath of palm Proper tied Gules, a representation of Diamond Head Proper.
Motto: WE SET THE EXAMPLE.

Symbolism

Shield

Dark blue and scarlet are the colors traditionally associated with The Adjutant General's Corps. The unit's mission as a reception battalion is to transform the recruit into a functional, efficient soldier, and is symbolized by the quill, flintlock and powder horn. The flintlock also denotes military might while the powder horn indicates strength in reserve. The quill alludes to training, wisdom and precision. The border is Carolina blue and white in reference to the State of South Carolina and the unit's location.

Crest

The unit's campaign participation and location in the Pacific during World War II is symbolized by the palm wreath and Diamond Head. The wreath is tied by a red ribbon commemorating the unit's Meritorious Commendation.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 14 August 1987.





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