509TH PERSONNEL SERVICES 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 overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Azure, a Roman sword hilt to base and a quill saltirewise Or; a chief indented of four Gules fimbriated Or. Attached below the shield a Dark Blue scroll inscribed "WARRIORS FIRST" in Gold letters.

Symbolism
Dark blue and scarlet are traditionally associated with the Adjutant General's Corps. The quill represents administrative excellence. The sword stands for military service and the individual soldier served by the Battalion, a reference to the motto, "WARRIORS FIRST." It is of an early Roman type, recalling World War II service in Italy. The indented chief alludes to the Apennines and is also associated with the unit's service in World War II. Red denotes courage; gold stands for excellence.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved effective 16 August 1995.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Azure, a Roman sword hilt to base and a quill saltirewise Or; a chief indented of four Gules fimbriated Or.

Crest

From a wreath Or and Azure, within a laurel wreath Proper, a Taeguk fimbriated Or.

Motto

WARRIORS FIRST.

Symbolism

Shield

Dark blue and scarlet are traditionally associated with the Adjutant General's Corps. The quill represents administrative excellence. The sword stands for military service and the individual soldier served by the Battalion, a reference to the motto, "WARRIORS FIRST." It is of an early Roman type, recalling World War II service in Italy. The indented chief alludes to the Apennines and is also associated with the unit's service in World War II. Red denotes courage; gold stands for excellence.

Crest

Distinguishing service in five campaigns during the Korean War is denoted by the Taeguk. The colors of the Taeguk, red and blue, recall the Meritorious Unit Commendation and the Presidential Unit Citation, presented to the unit in 1953. The laurel wreath is a symbol of honorable service and indicates a striving toward peace. Gold symbolizes excellence.

Background
The coat of arms was approved effective 16 August 1995.





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