120th Adjutant General Battalion, US Army

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120TH ADJUTANT GENERAL BATTALION, US ARMY

Arms of 120th Adjutant General Battalion, US Army

(Coat of Arms)
Arms of 120th Adjutant General Battalion, US Army

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)

Official blazon

Shield: Azure, a powder horn suspended from aflintlock in bend Proper superimposed on a quill in bend sinister Argent, all within a bordure Celest fimbriated Argent.
Crest: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Azure, rising from the wreath of palm Proper tied Gules, a representation of Diamond Head Proper.
Motto: We set the example.

Distinctive Unit Insignia: A silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Azure, a powder horn suspended from aflintlock in bend Proper superimposed on a quill in bend sinister Argent, all within a bordure Celest fimbriated Argent, attached below the shield a Silver scroll inscribed "WE SET THE EXAMPLE" in Red letters.

Origin/meaning

Dark blue and scarlet are the colors traditionally associated with the Adjutant General's Corps. The Unit's mission as a Reception Battalion is to transform the Recruit into a functional, efficient Soldier, and is symbolized by the Quill, Flintlock and Powder Horn. The Flintlock also denotes military might whiled the Powder Horn indicated strenght in reserve. The Quill alludes to training, wisdom and precision. The border is Carolina blue and white in reference to the State of South Carolina and the Unit's location.

The Distinctive Unit Insignia was approved on 14 August 1987.


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