15th Personnel Service Battalion, US Army

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15TH PERSONNEL SERVICE BATTALION, US ARMY

Coat of arms (crest) of the 15th Personnel Service Battalion, US Army

Official blazon

Shield: Per fess Azure and Gules, a stylized spear palewise Argent debruised by a fess of the like biletty Sable
Crest: From a wreath Argent and Azure, issuing from a sand sune and between two demi-scimitars pilewise, a ceremonial drum Proper.
Motto: Commited to service

Origin/meaning

Dark blue and scarlet are the colors traditionally associated with Persnonnel Services units. Red is emblematic of scrifice and valor. The three sections of
the shield allude to the Forces Command insignia and the unit's mission. The unit's New Guinea campaign participation in World War II and baptism of Fire is
commemorated by the stylized spear, traditional to that island. The rectangles symbolize infoirmation systmes and personnel services; black and white denote twenty-four-hour capabilities.
The Scimitars and sand dunes symbolises the Battalion's Saudi Arabian and Liberation and Defense of Kuwait campaign credits. The Drum symbolizes World War II action in New Guinea.
The Coat of Arms was approved on 13 January 1995.

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Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army