University of Cincinnati

Welcome all, to the University of Cincinnati 's Army ROTC's InformationSection. Here you will find a range of great resources with pertinent information to help the cadets and you the visitor find out about the Bearcat Battalion. Take a look at our history. Meet some of the Cadre. See what some of the future events the cadets have to look forward to. And if you have anyquestions feel free to use the contact information we have provided.

 

Welcome all, to the University of Cincinnati 's Army ROTC's Information Section. Here you will find a range of great resources with pertinent information to help the cadets and you the visitor find out about the Bearcat Battalion. Take a look at our history. Meet some of the Cadre. See what some ofthe future events the cadets have to look forward to. And if you have any questions feel free to use the contact information we have provided.

 

Battalion History

Universityof CincinnatiUnit Insignia

FACT SHEET
The distinctive unit Insignia of the US Army ROTC Instructor Group,University of Cincinnati.

HISTORY
On May 19, 1819, Mayor Nicholas Longworth approved the adoption of the seal ofthe City of Cincinnati. Coincidentally, 1819 was the year of the founding ofthe University. In 1870, the University incorporated the city seal in its newcrest. On March 14, 1975, the U.S. Army Institute of Heraldry authorized the University crest for wear as the instructor group’s distinctive shoulder loop insignia.

DESCRIPTION
The insignia consists of a shield of gules (heraldic red). At the top is a pair of even scales (heraldic gold in color) surmounted by the motto “Juncta Juvant.” At the bottom, saltire wise (forming a cross) is a sword and Mercury’s wand. The crest of the shield is an acorn wreathed with oak leaves. The motto“Alta Petit” is on a scroll of the shield.

All of the above are mounted on a pointed ellipse of sable (heraldic black)surrounded by a belt of sable bearing the lettering “The University ofCincinnati 1819”. In the space between the shield and the belt are oak leaves and acorns.

INTERPRETATION:
The scales signify justice; Mercury’s staff, commerce and peaceful intercourse, and the sword stands for authority and power. The phrase “JunctaJuvant” translated freely means “Strength in Unity.” The motto “Alta Petit”means “She seeks the heights.”

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