Inspiring all those in their command with their courage and confidence, those who achieve the rank of Colonel in the U.S. Army are among the nation's elite warfighters. These tough and agile warriors are known throughout the Army and all of America's armed forces for their decisiveness and confidence, as well as the superb quality of their character. Epitomizing the Army's strong leadership ethic, they not only excel as commanders on the battlefield, but are admired and respected as mentors by all those in their charge. For over 200 years the Colonels of the U.S. Army have played a major role in ensuring America's military and strategic superiority. This coin salutes their devotion to duty and their tireless defense of freedom. The obverse features the eagle insignia worn by all U.S. Army Colonels. The reverse bears the Army seal. Struck in a brass alloy, this coin is imbued with enamel highlights. Each coin comes packaged with a header card that describes the mission and history of the U.S. Army.