440TH CIVIL AFFAIRS BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall blazoned as follows: Purpure, an unfurled scroll Argent surmounted by a sword erect throughout Or, superimposed on its blade by a quill pen bend sinisterwise Proper; on a chief lowered Azure, a stylized mountain range Argent (Silver Gray), snowcapped of the second. Attached below the device a Blue scroll inscribed "AUT VIAM INVENIAM AUT FACIAM" in Silver letters.

Symbolism
Purple and white are the colors traditionally associated with Civil Affairs. The unfurled scroll denotes civil planning phase of the Battalion's mission. The sword represents military preparedness. The quill pen signifies the unit's administrative readiness. The lowered chief, illustrating the mountain range, alludes to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, the current location of the battalion at Fort Carson, Colorado. The motto translates to "I'll Either Find A Way Or Make One."

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved effective 16 September 2012.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Purpure, an unfurled scroll Argent surmounted by a sword erect throughout Or, superimposed on its blade by a quill pen bend sinisterwise Proper; on a chief lowered Azure edged of the second, a stylized mountain range Argent (Silver Gray), snowcapped of the second.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: From a wreath Argent and Purpure, the Lexington Minute Man Proper. The statue of the Minute Man, Captain John Parker (H.H. Kitson, sculptor), stands on the Common in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Motto

AUT VIAM INVENIAM AUT FACIAM (I'll Either Find A Way or Make One).

Symbolism

Shield

Purple and white are the colors traditionally associated with Civil Affairs. The unfurled scroll denotes civil planning phase of the Battalion's mission. The sword represents military preparedness. The quill pen signifies the unit's administrative readiness. The lowered chief, illustrating the mountain range, alludes to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, the current location of the battalion at Fort Carson, Colorado.

Crest

The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

Background
The coat of arms was approved effective 16 September 2012.





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