407th Civil Affairs Battalion, US Army
407TH CIVIL AFFAIRS BATTALION, US ARMY
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Purpure, a bend Argent, overall a scimitar Or and in sinister chief a sunburst of the last.
Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: From a wreath Argent and Purpure, 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: RESULTS THROUGH TEAMWORK
Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86cm) in height overall, consisting of a shield blazoned: Purpure, a bend Argent, overall a scimitar Or and in sinister chief a sunburst of the last. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a tripartite black scroll doubled and inscribed "RESULTS THROUGH TEAMWORK" in gold.
Purple and white are the colors traditionally associated with Civil Affairs. The scimitar, which symbolizes service in Southwest Asia, reflects the unit's baptism of fire. The sunburst stands for the liberation of Kuwait. Gold stands for excellence.
The Coat of Arms and Distinctive Unit Insignia was approved on 27 July 1993. Literature: Image from Wikimedia Commons
. Coat of Arms Image and Information form The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.