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50th Finance Battalion Distinctive Unit Insignia

50th Finance Battalion Coat of Arms

DISTINCTIVE UNIT INSIGNIA

COAT OF ARMS

Distinctive Unit Insignia:
Description:
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Or, between two piles Silver Gray and a demi-annulet in point all counterchanged, a sword point down Azure enfiled by a lozenge Gules voided of the field. Attached below the shield a Gray scroll inscribed "FINANCIAL EXCELLENCE" in Gold.

Symbolism: Silver gray and golden yellow are the colors traditionally used by Finance units. Blue, red and yellow recall the unit's history with Armor. Gold is emblematic of excellence and reflects the motto. Gold is also the "golden" number "50," the numerical designation of the battalion. The diamond is adapted from the Finance Corps branch insignia and the sword emphasizes the organization's combat service support role. The two together underscore teamwork and the Finance Corps' mission. The demi-disc shape alludes to coinage and monetary functions. The rays represent the distribution of funds and financial support to the soldier at all locations.
Background: The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 21 April 1997.

Coat of Arms:

         Blazon:
   
             Shield: Or, between two piles Silver Gray and a demi-annulet in point all counterchanged, a sword point down Azure enfiled by a lozenge Gules voided of the field.
   
             Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the New Jersey Army National Guard: From a wreath Or and Silver Gray, a lion's head erased Or and collared with four fusils Gules.
   
             Motto: FINANCIAL EXCELLENCE.
   
     Symbolism:
   
             Shield: Silver gray and golden yellow are the colors traditionally used by Finance units. Blue, red and yellow recall the unit's history with Armor. Gold is emblematic of excellence and reflects the motto. Gold is also the "golden" number "50," the numerical designation of the battalion. The diamond is adapted from the Finance Corps branch insignia and the sword emphasizes the organization's combat service support role. The two together underscore teamwork and the Finance Corps' mission. The demi-disc shape alludes to coinage and monetary functions. The rays represent the distribution of funds and financial support to the soldier at all locations.
   
             Crest: The crest is that of the New Jersey Army National Guard.
   
     Background: The coat of arms was approved on 21 April 1997.

 

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