Officer Historical Foundation
(formerly Warrant Officers Heritage Foundation)
A Non-Profit 501
(c) (3) Public
Preserving Army Warrant Officer
Founded May 29,
Origin of the Eagle Rising
Original Distinctive Insignia of the Army Warrant Officer
On May 12, 1921 a distinctive insignia was approved for Army
It consisted of an eagle rising with wings displayed,
adapted from the great seal of the United States.
The eagle is standing on two arrows,
which symbolize the military arts and sciences.
The eagle rising is enclosed within a wreath.
Warrant Officers of the Army Tank Corps were the first to wear this new insignia.
On July 9, 2004, Army Warrant Officers were integrated into the Army Officer
Branches. The Eagle Rising Insignia was replaced by the
Officer Branch Insignia which corresponds to the branch of the Warrant Officer's primary military occupational specialty.
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