82D CIVIL AFFAIRS BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in height overall blazoned as follows: Per bend Purpure and Gules, between a bend Sable surmounted by another compony counter-compony Or and Vert, in chief a lion’s head erased affronté of the fourth garnished of the third, in base two spears in saltire, points upward Argent, surmounted by a stylized African Zulu shield Proper. Attached below the device, a Black scroll inscribed “VICTORY’S FORGE” in Silver.

Symbolism
Purple and white are the colors traditionally associated with Civil Affairs. Red signifies the warrior spirit of fearlessness. The bend with the twenty-eight green and gold squares suggest the strong bonds formed while working towards a common goal, alluding to the unit's lineage as the 28th Military Government Company. The following images represent the Battalion's area of operation - the lion's head denotes courage, order and leadership; the Zulu shield with spears is the traditional weapon of warriors of Africa, symbolizing the warrior ethos.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved effective 17 September 2012. It was amended to correct the description on 11 February 2016.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per bend Purpure and Gules, a bend Sable edged Argent surmounted by another compony counter-compony Or and Vert between in chief a lion's head erased affronté of the fifth and in base two spears in saltire, points upward of the fourth, surmounted by a stylized African Zulu shield Proper.

Crest

From a wreath Argent and Purpure, in front of a demi-Philippine sun Proper, an oriental dragon Gules, garnished Or, fanged and clawed Argent.

Motto

VICTORY'S FORGE.

Symbolism

Shield

Purple and white are the colors traditionally associated with Civil Affairs. Red signifies the warrior spirit of fearlessness. The bend with the twenty-eight green and gold squares suggest the strong bonds formed while working towards a common goal, alluding to the unit's lineage as the 28th Military Government Company. The following images represent the Battalion's area of operation - the lion's head denotes courage, order and leadership; the Zulu shield with spears is the traditional weapon of warriors of Africa, symbolizing the warrior ethos.

Crest

The Philippine sun indicates the unit's development during the Pacific Theater campaign. The oriental dragon signifies the Battalion's three wartime campaigns in Korea.

Background
The coat of arms was approved effective 17 September 2012.





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