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ROK Army Branch Marks

Distinction

Branch Marks

Branch Mascot

Meaning

Infantry

 

 

- Represented with sword and shield
- The basic weapon for ancient
    warriors

Artillery

 

 

- Two gun ship in cross formation,
    train,  and the head cover
    represent artillery

Armor

 

 

- Since the emerging of tanks after
   WWI,  there has been changes
   made to cavalry's role, and thus
   included the form of tank to
   represent the development  from 
   cavalry to armor
- Hoof is added to the infantry
   logo to represent cavalry.

Intelligence

 

 

- A bat represents intelligence
   activities. the eye represents
   enemy   territory observation,
   the talon represents collection
   and evaluation, and the
   wings represent the universe
- The logo represents the
   development from the usage of
   torch in the ancient time to the
   usage of night binocular to
   observe the enemy and their
   information collection.

Engineer

 

 

- Independence gate represents
   construction, and the star
   represents the nations'
   independence and protection
- Korea's typical ancient fortress
   and sword represents combat
   engineers

Signal

 

 

- Two crossed hand signal flags
    and a torch in the middle
    represent this branch
- Modified signal fire and the
    wings of doves
- The ancient means of
    communication to the modern
    microwave communication
    equipment is described

Aviation

 

 

-The wings represent the air, and
   shield,  sword, and arrow
   represent the fire  power support

 

Distinction

Branch Mark

Branch Mascot

Meaning

Chemistry

 

 

- Benezene's nuclear  molecular
   formula is structurally and
   simply described, and it 
   emphasizes military
   chemistry's importance thru
   several chemicals and
   equipment signals  

Ordnance

 

 

- Represents the branches'
   characteristic with ancient
   weapon: arrow, bow, and the 
   case

Quarter Master

 

 

- Key represents supply control
  system, plant represents 1st
  class supply, and the wings
  represent the quickness of
  supply

Transport
ation

 

 

- A ship's wheel contains a
  shield, and the shield contains
  a wheel with wings placed on
  a rail road. This represents the
  5 major transportation means:
  land route,   water way, railroad,
  and oil   pipeline.

Adjutant

 

 

- A shield represents the pride of   adjutant branch which is the   central organization. 9 lines   represents the 9 divisions at the    time of Korean army foundation,   the big star in the middle   represents the army  head   quarter, white on top represents   the background color of Korea   flag, blue and   red represent Yin   and Yang of Taeguk, and 4 black   lines represent 4 bars of Korean   flag
-The scroll represents   administration, quill writing brush,   and the sword represents the   army

Military
Police

 

 

-Two crossed 38 caliber revolver   represent MP's duty for public   order
-Ancient hexagonal club   represents jail and punishment,   and the belt represents judicial   power

Accounting

 

 

-Image of an eagle on top of gold.  Gold represents the national  treasury which determines the  nations' financial status, and the  eagle represents the army's  financial management.
-Ancient money and abacus  represent finance, and inspection

 

Distinction

Branch Mark

Branch Mascot

Meaning

Troop Information Education

 

 

-The bell represents freedom, the   signal fire represents democracy   and the brush  publicity and   education  

Medical

 

 

-Two snakes twined on a staff and    spread  wings underneath   represent ancient god's angel   Hermes' staff, and medical art

Judge
Advocate
General

 

 

-Laurel crown and the arrowhead   represent JAG officers' duty, and   the sword represents the   army
-The code of law and the scale   represent fair and just sentence   and the hammer represents  the   court

Chaplain

 

 

-The cross symbolizes faith,   charity, and service of Christ. The   perpendicular line represent the   relationship between God and   human and the horizon represents    relationship between people

  Priest

 

 

-The cross represent the   resurrection of mankind, and hemp   represents the spirit of martyrdom 

Monk

 

 

-Paljungdo and Sambo in a circle is   described

Inspection
General

 

 

-The arrow represent both the army   and its range of power, the word   symbolizes the power to punish   evil, and the signal fire represents   the authority and solidarity.
-The laurel tree represent victory   and the glory of the army, the   ancient horse plate represents the   authority of inspection under   command, and the brush   represents the commander's   assistant

Band

 

 

-Harp represents military music and
  Moogoonghwa branches   symbolize eternal development
-Ancient trumpet and drum   symbolizes victory




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