13th Finance Group, A-1-937

13th Finance Group, A-1-937

Description/Blazon

On a silver gray rectangle 2 3/4 inches (6.99 cm) in height and 3 inches (7.62 cm) in width overall consisting of a golden yellow lozenge with short axis vertical edged black charged with a dragon passant of the like; in base three scarlet mullets; in chief a barrulet bendy black and golden yellow below a black mullet; all within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) golden yellow border.
Symbolism
Silver gray and golden yellow are the Finance Corps branch colors. The gray colored rectilinear shape alludes to the old U.S. Army pay chest. The black and yellow barrulet represents the rope that tightly secured the pay chest. The keyhole to the chest, represented by the black star, signifies the security and the management of funds. The three stars in base highlight the Group's association with the III Corps. The one lone star at top and the three stars at base also represent the numerical designation of the Group. The four stars together plus the diamond underscore their five locations: Fort Bliss, Carson, Hood, Riley and Sill. The dragon, symbol of power and vigilance, symbolizes the guarding of the treasure. The diamond is adapted from the Finance Corps branch insignia. Black is the color of solvency and red is the color of courage and sacrifice.
Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 14 August 2007. The insignia was amended to correct the symbolism on 21 August 2007.

(TIOH Drawing Number A-1-937)
 

Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!
Loading...