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351st Civil Affairs Command

The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 11 Apr 1977. Purple and white are the colors used for Civil Affairs units. The simulated wall section at the top is symbolic of cities and human population and in this instance, along with the scroll, sword and torch, alludes to the Civil Affairs mission of the Command. Yellow, synonymous with gold in heraldry, signifies excellence and achievement.

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 351st Civil Affairs Area (A) on 18 Oct 1971. It was redesignated for the 351st Civil Affairs Command on 14 Oct 1975. Purple and white are the colors used for Civil Affairs. The torch alludes to the Statue of Liberty and refers to the organization's motto. The scroll denotes the application of law and justice in the conduct of civil affairs activities and the formulation of coordinated plans. The sword indicates the ability to provide military support in re-establishing civil government and the oak leaves are for courage and strength of purpose. The globe represents the world-wide capabilities of the unit. The scroll, globe and torch (3), the flame tips (5) and the vertical position of the sword (1), connote the numerical designation of the organization.



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