XVI Corps, US Army

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XVI CORPS, US ARMY


Coat of arms (crest) of the XVI Corps, US Army

Official blazon

On an olive drab shield 3 3/4 inches (9.53cm) in height a white compass rose with a blue center, all within a 1/8 inch (.32cm) blue border.

Origin/meaning

Blue and white are the Corps colors, while the compass rose is indicative of the readiness of the personnel of the Corps to serve their country in any part of the world.

The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the XVI Corps on 3 April 1944. It was redesignated for the XVI U. S. Army Corps on 21 January 1958. A distinctive unit insignia was not approved for the XVI U. S. Army Corps.

Literature: Image from Wikimedia Commons. Information from The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.