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422nd Civil Affairs Battalion

The distinctive unit insignia was authorized on 7 January 1998. A silver color metal and enamel device consisting of a pair of silver wings displayed superimposed by a black sword surmounted by a green sphere gridlined silver and overall a diagonally crossed white scroll and yellow lightning flash all enclosed in base by a tripartite purple scroll doubled and inscribed "ADVISE PROVIDE LEAD" in silver. Purple and white/silver are the colors of the Civil Affairs Branch. The wings refer to the battalion's airborne tradition and its worldwide capability. The globe records the worldwide deployment mission to implement Civil Affairs activities, while the lightning flash is indicative of speed and responsiveness. The sword recalls the unit's participation in Special Operations Forces activities. The scroll represents the basic unit mission of Civil Affairs and refers to the goals emphasized in the motto. White denotes integrity, gold excellence.

The coat of arms was authorized on 7 January 1998. Purple and white are the colors of the Civil Affairs Branch. The wings refer to the battalion's airborne tradition and its worldwide capability. The globe records the worldwide deployment mission to implement Civil Affairs activities, while the lightning flash is indicative of speed and responsiveness. The sword recalls the unit's participation in Special Operations Forces activities. The scroll represents the basic unit mission of Civil Affairs and refers to the goals emphasized in the motto. White denotes integrity and gold excellence.



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