develops, tests, provides, and manages communications and information systems support for the command and control of combined arms forces.

The United States Army Signal Corps

develops, tests, provides, and manages communications and information systems support for the command and control of combined arms forces.
all aspects of designing and installing data communications networks that employ single and multi-channel satellite, tropospheric scatter, terrestrial microwave, switching, messaging, video-teleconferencing, visual information, and other related systems.

Signal support encompasses

all aspects of designing and installing data communications networks that employ single and multi-channel satellite, tropospheric scatter, terrestrial microwave, switching, messaging, video-teleconferencing, visual information, and other related systems.
integrate tactical, strategic and sustain base communications, information processing and management systems into a seamless global information network that supports knowledge dominance for the Army, joint and coalition operations.

Signal Soldiers

integrate tactical, strategic and sustain base communications, information processing and management systems into a seamless global information network that supports knowledge dominance for the Army, joint and coalition operations.
we give our Army the voice to give command on battlefield or global span, in combat, we're always in the fight we speed the message day or night, technicians too, ever skillful, ever watchful, we're the Army Signal Corps.

From flag and torch in the Civil War, to signal satellites afar,

we give our Army the voice to give command on battlefield or global span, in combat, we're always in the fight we speed the message day or night, technicians too, ever skillful, ever watchful, we're the Army Signal Corps.
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Signal Corps Museum

History of the wigwag

Historical Signal Equipment Links

Exhibits and Collections Management

CROSSED FLAGS

"Crossed flags" have been used by the Signal Corps since 1864, when they were prescribed for wear on the uniform coat by enlisted men of the Signal Corps. In 1884, a burning torch was added to the insignia and the present design adopted on 1 July of that year. The flags and torch are symbolic of signaling or communication. Two signal flags crossed, dexter flag- the flag on the right, white with red center, the sinister flag on the left, red with white center, staffs of gold, with a flaming torch of gold color upright at center of crossed flags. Branch colors: Orange trimmings and facings were approved for the Signal Service in 1872. The white piping was added in 1902, to conform to the custom which prevailed of having piping of a different color for all except the line branches.

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