U.S. Army Signal Corps Regimental Distinctive Insignia
U.S. Army Signal Corps Regimental Insignia
The Signal Corps Regimental insignia was approved on 20 March 1986 for use by soldiers affiliated with the Signal 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 Signal Corps Regimental insignia displays the gold eagle with a golden baton held in his talons, from which descends a signal flag. The gold laurel wreath depicts the myriad of achievements through strength made by the Corps since its inception. The battle star centered on the wreath represents formal recognition for participation in combat. It adorned a Signal flag and was first awarded to Signal Corps soldiers in 1862. The battle star typifies the close operational relationship between the combined arms and the Signal Corps.
The design of the insignia originated in 1865 from a meeting of Signal Corps officers, led by Major Albert Myer, the Chief Signal Officer and intellectual father of the corps, in Washington, DC. The badge was a symbol of faithful service and good fellowship for those who served together in war and was called the "Order of the Signal Corps." The motto "PRO PATRIA VIGILANS" was adopted from the Signal School insignia and serves to portray the cohesiveness of Signal soldiers and their affiliation with their regimental home.
Skillfully managing and maintaining communications and information systems, the US Army Signal Corps provides vital support for America’s troops across the globe. Whether they are setting up the latest unbreakable communications system or maintaining the integrity of information networks, the men and women of the Signal Corps play a critical role in today’s fight for freedom.