ASA Patch

The United States Army Security Agency (ASA) was the United States Army’s signal intelligence branch. The Latin motto of the Army Security Agency was Semper Vigilis (Vigilant Always), which echoes Thomas Jefferson’s declaration that “The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.”[2] The Agency existed between 1945 and 1976 and was the successor to Army signal intelligence operations dating back to World War I. ASA was under the operational control of the Director of the National Security Agency (DIRNSA), located at Fort Meade, Maryland; but had its own tactical commander at Headquarters, ASA, Arlington Hall Station, VA. Besides intelligence gathering, it had responsibility for the security of Army communications and for electronic countermeasures operations. In 1977, the ASA was merged with the US Army’s Military Intelligence component to create the United States Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM).  (Source: Wikipedia )

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Below pictures are of ASA unit insignia. These were found in a building in Fort Monmouth, NJ in 2008.  They appeared to be pre-1977, they were individually made/drawn with color pencils, with no glass on them. They were hanging from the wall of the same building as the US Army Communications Electronics Command (CECOM) G2 offices.  They were outside the G2 offices, and no one seemed to know about their history.  These were packaged up by the new G2 in 2008 and sent to Fort Huachuca, AZ, Army MI Museum.  A check on them in 2015 did not find them at Fort Huachuca.  These photos were taken before they were sent to AZ.

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