U.S. Army Chaplain Corps Regimental Distinctive Insignia
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U.S. Army Chaplain Corps Regimental Insignia
The Chaplain Corps Regimental insignia was approved on 4 June 1986 for use by soldiers affiliated with the Chaplain Corps. All Corps Regimental insignias are worn over the right breast pocket on the Class A uniform signifying each service member’s unique branch of service.
The Chaplain Corps Regimental insignia displays the sun and rays , referring to the provision and presence of God in nature. The dove with olive branch, a traditional symbol of peace, embodies the Corps' mission in the Army to deter war and strive for peace. The pages of the open Bible represent the primacy of God's Word, while the blue is representative of the heavens and alludes to the spiritual nature of the mission of the Chaplain Corps. The rays represent universal truth and the surrounding palm branches spiritual victory. The shepherd's crook at the top is emblematic of pastoral ministry and was the first symbol used to identify Chaplains in the Army. The numerals "1775" commemorate the date of the establishment of the Army Chaplain Corps. The motto "PRO DEO ET PATRIA" translates FOR GOD AND COUNTRY.
Providing for diverse religious needs and counseling, the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps provides much needed moral support for America’s troops across the globe. Whether they are sitting down with local religious leaders or pastoring a soldier’s family, the Chaplain Corps play a crucial role in today’s armed forces.
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