U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School, A-1-796

U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School, A-1-796

Description/Blazon
On a black lozenge 2 inches (5.08cm) in width and 3 inches (7.62cm) in height with rounded corners, a yellow torch surmounted by a white open book, gilded yellow with a red cover, emitting yellow rays to either side.
Symbolism
Black is the branch color of the Chaplain Corps. Gold is emblematic of excellence and white denotes purity. The torch signifies knowledge and leadership. The open book symbolizes the sacred "word" and the divine knowledge and wisdom of religion. The open book is radiating ten rays suggesting spiritual enlightenment.
Background The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 13 Sep 1991.
(TIOH Drawing Number A-1-796)
Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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