403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, US Army
403RD CIVIL AFFAIRS BATTALION, US ARMY
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Tierced in pairle Sable, Gules and Vert, a rolled scroll and sword saltirewise Argent, overall a torch of the like.
Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: From a wreath Argent and Sable, 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: TO WIN HEARTS AND MINDS.
Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: A silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86cm) in height overall, consisting of a shield blazoned: Tierced in pairle Sable, Gules and Vert, a rolled scroll and sword saltirewise Argent, overall a torch of the like. Arced around sides and top of the shield a Purple scroll inscribed "TO WIN HEARTS AND MINDS" in silver.
The colors of the shield are the Kuwaiti National colors and commemorate the unit's Southwest Asia campaign participation credit. The torch, scroll and sword are adapted from the insignia of branch for Civil Affairs and represent the civil and military aspects of the organization's mission.
The Coat of Arms and Distinctive Unit Insignia was approved on 26 May 1993. Literature: Image from Wikimedia Commons
. Information from The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.