Army Civil Affairs Army Reserve Officer Pair

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Army Civil Affiars Officer acts as a liason between the Army and civilian authorities and populations. Civil Affairs officer combines regional expertise, language competency, political-military awareness, cross-cultural communication and professional military skills.

The insignia is a globe on a 5/8" diameter, a torn of liberty 1-inch in height surmounted by a scroll and a sword crossed in saltire, all of gold color.

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Army Civil Affairs Branch Insignia: On a globe 5/8 inch in diameter, a torch of liberty 1 inch in height surmounted by a scroll and a sword crossed in saltire, all of gold color.

In 1955, The Civil Affairs and Military Government Branch, USAR, was established. On 30 April 1956, the Office of Civil Affairs and Military Government gave concurrence in the design (gold global background with gold torch, sword and scroll superimposed thereon). The Department of the Army General Staff approved the design on 1 June 1956. The branch was redesignated to Civil Affairs USAR on 2 October 1959. The globe indicates the worldwide areas of Civil Affairs operations. The torch is from the Statue of Liberty, a symbol associated with the spirit of the United States. It also represents the enlightened performance of duty. The scroll and sword depict the civil and military aspects of the organization’s mission. The insignia was authorized for wear by all personnel assigned to Regular Army Civil Affairs TOE units on 13 October 1961.

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