The members of the U.S. Army's Civil Affairs Branch strengthen the effectiveness of America's fighting forces on the ground by improving communication among civilian leaders, military commanders, and the general populace.
Officially established on August 17, 1955, the Army's Civil Affairs Branch has proven a vital resource for American commanders in virtually every part of the world. Trained in a variety of disciplines, including public administration, logistics, cultural affairs, agricultural services, public health, legal systems, and emergency management, civil affairs specialists help plan for military victory and also play a key role in building the infrastructure necessary for long-term political and civil stability. Employing an efficient and systematic approach to communication, planning, and resource management, the members of the Army's Civil Affairs experts are instrumental to the success of U.S. military operations throughout the world.
This coin is dedicated to skilled service of all members of the U.S. Army's Civil Affairs Branch, whose expertise strengthens America's military superiority. The obverse replicates the design and detail of the Civil Affairs Branch Plaque, which contains a gold colored sword, torch, and scroll superimposed over a grid-lined globe, symbolizing this command's unique mission. The reverse contains the official seal of the U.S. Army.
Minted in a brass alloy and finished in antique bronze, this coin is imbued with colorful enamel on both sides. Each coin comes packaged with a detailed header card that describes the history of the U.S. Army.