49TH PERSONNEL SERVICES BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia

Distinctive Unit Insignia

Description
A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Azure, a quill Argent and sword saltirewise interlaced by a pickaxe palewise Proper. Attached below the shield a Red scroll inscribed “PEOPLE SERVICE DUTY” in Silver.

Symbolism
Dark blue and scarlet are the colors traditionally used by Personnel Services units. The quill symbolizes the Battalion’s mission, while the sword represents total military preparedness. The pickaxe alludes to California, the unit’s location, and its readiness to serve.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 12 July 1995.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Azure, a quill Argent and sword saltirewise interlaced by a pickaxe palewise Proper.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the California Army National Guard: From a wreath Argent and Azure, the setting sun behind a grizzly bear on a grassy field all Proper.

Motto

PEOPLE SERVICE DUTY.

Symbolism

Shield

Dark blue and scarlet are the colors traditionally used by Personnel Services units. The quill symbolizes the Battalion’s mission, while the sword represents total military preparedness. The pickaxe alludes to California, the unit’s location, and its readiness to serve.

Crest

The crest is that of the California Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 12 July 1995.





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