Defense Information School Unit Crest

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Item Number: DUI-DEF INF
Manufacturer: Uniform Accessories Unlimited
Manufacturer Part No: 1-C8745-Y
Defense Information School Unit Crest are sold one pair per pack.

Description

A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned:

Shield

Argent, issuing from a hurt bearing three mullets in fess of the first, a like number of rays throughout to dexter chief and the same to sinister base Azure.
Crest
On a wreath of the colors, Argent and Azure, a lamp of knowledge Or.
Scroll
Below the shield, on a scroll Argent edged Or, the inscription "DEFENSE INFORMATION SCHOOL" Azure.

Symbolism
The colors for the crest were drawn from those of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania where the school was located at Carlisle Barracks until 1951. The disk is symbolic of the world, the color blue representing truth. The rays extending to the upper left and lower right are emblematic of the truth that can be spread over the world. The lamp at the apex is a symbol of knowledge and learning.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the Army Information School on 31 Mar 1955. On 1 Jul 1964 the insignia was reassigned for wear by only the Army elements of the Defense Information School.

Crest
On a wreath of the colors, Argent and Azure, a lamp of knowledge Or.

Scroll
Below the shield, on a scroll Argent edged Or, the inscription "DEFENSE INFORMATION SCHOOL" Azure.

Symbolism
The colors for the crest were drawn from those of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania where the school was located at Carlisle Barracks until 1951. The disk is symbolic of the world, the color blue representing truth. The rays extending to the upper left and lower right are emblematic of the truth that can be spread over the world. The lamp at the apex is a symbol of knowledge and learning.

Background
The device was originally approved for the Armed Forces Information School on 3 Jan 1951. It was redesignated for the Army Information School and amended to change the wording on the scroll on 25 Jan 1955. On 1 Jul 1964 the device was reassigned to the Defense Information School and amended to change the wording in the scroll.

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