United States Army Chaplain Regimental Corps Crest
Criteria: The Chaplain 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 dove with olive branch, a traditional symbol of peace, embodies the Corps' mission in the Army to deter war and strive for peace. The sun and rays allude to the provision and presence of God in nature. The pages of the open Bible represent the primacy of Word of God. 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 is emblematic of pastoral ministry and was the first symbol used to identify Chaplains in the Army. The Army Chaplain Corps was established in 1775 hence the year at the top of the crest. The motto "PRO DEO ET PATRIA" translates to FOR GOD AND COUNTRY. The regimental insignia was approved for wear on June 4, 1986 and revised on February 11, 1993, which added the motto on the book, replacing the Christian and Jewish insignias.