401st Supply Chain Management Squadron
On a disc as a globe Azure, land masses Vert charged with a flight symbol to dexter from sinister Argent, detailed Silver Gray, the contrail terminating at a looking glass in sinister Or, encircling a mullet of the third charged with a torteau, all within a narrow border Yellow.
Attached above the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed “AB OVO USQUE AD MALA” in Yellow letters.
Attached below the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed “401 SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT SQ” in Yellow letters.
Ultramarine blue and Air Force yellow are the Air Force colors. Blue alludes to the sky, the primary theater of Air Force operations. Yellow refers to the sun and the excellence required of Air Force personnel. The global map projection promotes the idea of sustaining weapon systems worldwide. The Hap Arnold star in a variation of the traditional Air Force symbol and represents the Squadron’s link to the Air Force and its rich heritage. The flight symbol with contrail suggests the precision and speed of the supply chain management processes which are made available by the unit in order to execute the mission in support of the Warfighter. The Squadron’s motto, “AB OVO USQUE AD MALA,” is Latin. While its literal translation is “from the egg to the apples,” a term characterized from Roman banquets that began with eggs and ended with fruit; the motto’s common meaning is, “From beginning to end” or “from the first to last, “which signifies the unit’s ability to support the Warfighter through supply chain sustainment from the point of planning to disposal.