Walter Reed Army Medical Center, US Army

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WALTER REED ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, US ARMY

Coat of arms (crest) of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, US Army

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The Caduceus is symbol of the Army Medical Service. The Book and Torch are symbols of knowledge. The crest is the Helmet of Minerva, Goddess of Wisdom and Patron of Medicine. The Motto translates as In The Spirit Of Science And Arms.

The Design was approved on April 28, 1927.

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Literature: Image from Wikimedia Commons. Information from US Army Heraldic Crests by Barry Jason Stein.