Chemical Corps Regimental Coat of Arms, US Army
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CHEMICAL CORPS REGIMENTAL COAT OF ARMS, US ARMY
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
The coat of arms appears on the breast of a displayed eagle on the regimental flag. The coat of arms is: Per bend Or and Azure (Cobalt blue) a dragon rampant Vert armed and langued Gules and in base a tree trunk scarred by war eradicated of the first. Displayed above the eagle's head is the crest. On a wreath of the colors Or and Azure (cobalt blue) a dragon statant Vert armed and langued Gules.
Distinctive Unit Insignia: A gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches in width consisting of a shield blazoned as follows: Per bend Or and Azure a dragon rampant Vert and in base a tree trunk scarred by war eradicated of the first. The shield is enclosed on bottom and sides by a dark blue scroll inscribed "ELEMENTIS REGAMUS PROELIUM" (Let us rule the battle by means of the elements) in gold letters.
Cobalt blue and golden yellow are the colors of the Army Chemical Corps. The battle scarred tree trunk, taken from the Coat of Arms of the 1st Chemical Regiment, refers to the historical beginnings, or root of American chemical warfare. The dragon, a legendary creature, symbolizes the fire and destruction of chemical warfare.
The regimental insignia was approved on 2 May 1986.