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Emblem of the Coast Guard Reserve
The crossed anchors supporting the shield are adapted from the United States Coast Guard’s symbol. The colors dark blue, scarlet, and white are traditional colors of the organization while gold is emblematic of achievement and excellence.
The sword symbolizes defense & the organization's military heritage. The motto "PROFESSIONALISM, PATRIOTISM, PREPAREDNESS" embodies the Coast Guard Reserve’s national security mission. The round shape of the motto scroll alludes to a life preserver and represents the Coast Guard Reserve's peacetime mission to help others.