546th Personnel Services Battalion, US Army

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546TH PERSONNEL SERVICES BATTALION, US ARMY

Arms of 546th Personnel Services Battalion, US Army

(Coat of Arms)
Arms of 546th Personnel Services Battalion, US Army

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)

Official blazon

Shield: Azure, on a pale Gules fimbriated Argent a Doric column of the like.
Crest: From a wreath Argent and Azure awreath of laurel Or, superimposed by a scimitar blade Or, grip Gules and a samurai sword, blade Or, grip Argent and Sable saltirewise, all overall a scroll Argent.
Motto: One team one service.

Distinctive Unit Insignia, Description: A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Azure, on a pale Gules fimbriated Argent a Doric column of the like. Attached above the shield a Red scroll inscribed "ONE TEAM" and attached below the shield a Red scroll inscribed "ONE SERVICE" all in Silver.

Origin/meaning

Dark blue and scarlet are the colors traditionally associated with Personnel Services Units. The Column and pale simulate the numeral One and allude to the Battalion's Motto. THe Column also signyfy service in Rome, Italy during World War II. The gold laurel wreath in the Crest is indicative of high ideals, achivement and excellence. The Scimitar and Samurai Sword denotes service in Southwest Asia and in Japan. The Scroll symbolises the administrative mission.

The Coat of Arms and Distinctive Unit Insignia, was both approved on 9 February 1995.


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Literature: Image and Information from The Institute of Heraldry, US Army