352nd Civil Affairs Command
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 25 Oct 1977. Purple and white are the colors used for Civil Affairs units. The sword and scroll, adapted from the insignia of branch, are symbolic of the unit's basic mission. The cross bottony refers to the flag of the state of Maryland, where the unit is headquartered.
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 352d Civil Affairs Area (A) on 29 Jul 1970. It was redesignated on 21 Dec 1976 for the 352d Civil Affairs Command. Purple and white are the colors used for Civil Affairs units. The sword, scroll and globe reflect the branch insignia. The sword also simulates the Washington Monument located within the organization's home area. The oak leaves refer to strength; the sword hilt embodies the principle of control, and with the scroll signifies a determined stability not accomplished solely by force of arms. The black in the motto scroll relates to jurisprudence and the motto reflects the reconstruction aspects of the unit's mission.
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