XV Corps, US Army

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XV CORPS, US ARMY


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

Official blazon

On an olive drab disc 2 1/4 inches (5.72cm) in diameter bordered 1/8 inch (.23cm) in blue a chevron reversed in white superimposed by a saltire in blue all humetty members 3/8 inch (.95cm) in width.

Origin/meaning

The shoulder sleeve insignia is in Corps colors, blue and white. With the X over V forming the roman Numeral XV (15).

The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally authorized for the XV Corps on 20 April 1943. It was redesignated on 14 February 1958 for the XV U. S. Army Corps. A distinctive unit insignia was not approved for the XV U. S. Army Corps.

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