United States Army Signal Regimental Corps Crest
Criteria: The Signal Regimental Corps Crest is one of the Army's 14 Regimental Corps Crest insignias. The Regimental Corps Crest signifies each service member's unique regiment and is worn over the right breast pocket on the Class A uniform. The gold eagle holds a golden baton in his talons from which descends a signal flag. Originating in 1865, the Signal crest was designed during a meeting of Signal Corps officers, led by Major Albert Myer, the Chief Signal Officer, in Washington, DC. The badge was a symbol of faithful service and good fellowship for those who served together in war. 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 and typifies the close operational relationship between the combined arms and the Signal Corps. It adorned a Signal flag and was first awarded to Signal Corps soldiers in 1862. 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. The regimental insignia was approved for wear on March 20, 1986.