24TH PERSONNEL SERVICES 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: Per chevron embattled Gules and Azure fimbriated Argent, two quills saltirewise of the last superimposed by a sword Or. Attached below the shield a tripartite Red scroll inscribed "DEFEND SERVE SUSTAIN" in Silver.

Symbolism
Dark blue and scarlet are the colors traditionally associated with Personnel Services units. Red is symbolic of courage, vitality, zeal, and determination; gold signifies high ideals, achievement, and excellence; blue denotes loyalty. The embattled chevron implies strength and support and recalls the motto. The quills symbolize the unit's functions and are crossed to show strength; the sword implies military preparedness.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 11 January 1995.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per chevron embattled Gules and Azure fimbriated Argent, two quills saltirewise of the last superimposed by a sword Or grip garnished of the first.

Crest

From a wreath Argent and Gules an oriental dragon passant Proper, overall a demi-palm tree of the like issuing from a pheon point to base Gules.

Motto

DEFEND SERVE SUSTAIN.

Symbolism

Shield

Dark blue and scarlet are the colors traditionally associated with Personnel Services units. Red is symbolic of courage, vitality, zeal, and determination; gold signifies high ideals, achievement, and excellence; blue denotes loyalty. The embattled chevron implies strength and support and recalls the motto. The quills symbolize the unit's functions and are crossed to show strength; the sword implies military preparedness.

Crest

The colors red, yellow, and green are adapted from the USA Vietnam campaign streamer and reflect service in Vietnam. The oriental dragon, also a symbol of Vietnam, personifies vigilance, preparedness, and military might. The demi-palm tree reflects campaign participation in Southwest Asia, and the pheon, a symbol of battle action and aggressiveness, suggests the unit's service during World War II.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 11 January 1995.





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