The National War College Crest
The shield is the National Colors. The crossed pens represent the State Department.
The three swords on the white chevron represent the Departments of the Army,
Navy, and Air Force. The laurel and oak branches represent achievement and
strength. The lamp of knowledge on the crest is a recognized symbol of learning.
Per chevron gules and azure: on a chevron argent, three swords of the second
palewise. In chief two quill pens crossed, sinister over dexter.
On a wreath of the colors, a lamp of knowledge lighted, azure. Surrounding
the shield to dexter a wreath of laurel and to sinister a wreath of oak, all
proper, entwined with a scroll argent edged or inscribed "National War College"