9th Finance Battalion, US Army

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Coat of arms (crest) of the 9th Finance Battalion, US Army

Official blazon

Per fess Sable and Argent in chief a lozenge fesswise Or charged with a fleur-de-lis Azure in base a chevron Gules.
Crest: From a wreath Argent and Sable an oriental dragon passant Or armed and langued Gules garnished Vert superimposed by three spearheads radiation from base Proper.
Motto: Vanguard of Support.


Argent and Or are the colours of the Finance Corps. The Lozenge is from the Finance Corps Branch Insignia and the Fleur-de-lis symbolises the Baptism of Frire at Normandy in World War II. The Chevron symbolises the Motto. The Spearheads symbolises the the Battalion's campaigns during World War II. The Dragon symbolises War Service in Korea and Vietnam. The Coat of Arms was approved 11 August 1994.

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Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army