Interesting Military Unit Mottos

Ran across this article while looking for something else.

Here are some military unit motto’s I found interesting

1. OTATSIIHTAISSIISTSTAKIO PIKSI MAKAMO TA PSSWIA.

The Asymmetric Warfare Group is a special mission unit for U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. The unit’s “unofficial” motto is “Otatsiihtaissiiststakio piksi makamo ta psswia,” which is the Blackfoot Indian language translation of “Normal is the cycle on a washing machine.” The AWG is designed to help other units plug vulnerabilities while identifying emerging threats abroad.  Their official motto is actually “Think. Adapt. Anticipate.”

2. DE OPPRESSO LIBER.

U.S. Army Special Forces  motto is “De oppresso liber,”. It is notable for multiple meanings:  “To free the oppressed,” or “Free from having been oppressed.” Or “Free from the oppressed one.” The lesson: When a translation causes doubt, stick with English.

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On U.S. Cyber Command’s emblem in the interior ring, you’ll see what first appears to be dots accenting the design. Look closer and you’ll see they aren’t dots but alphanumeric characters. This motto is an MD5 hash of the command’s mission statement, which is really long but amounts to: “Our computers will destroy your computers.”

4. IN GOD WE TRUST. ALL OTHERS WE MONITOR.

My personal favorite.  We used it informally at my INSCOM CONUS MI group while we  were transitioning away from being know as the Army Security Agency.

Army Security Agency Bumper Sticker

5. HERE AND EVERYWHERE.

The 704th Military Intelligence Brigade’s motto is slightly unnerving: “Here and everywhere.”   704th belongs to the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command. They handle SIGINT and cyber defense in conjunction with the National Security Agency.

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6. GUSTASUS SIMILIS PULLUS

The 509th Bomb Wing “Spirit” emblem has a space alien holding a stealth bomber. The motto on the scrolls: “To Serve Man,” and below, “Gustasus Similis Pullus” (literally: “tastes like chicken.”).  Trivia Time: “To Serve Man” was the name of a celebrated Twilight Zone episode. In the story, a mysterious book with the same title is discovered. It turned out to be a cookbook used by aliens in preparing the delicacy homo sapiens.  The twist with this motto? The test flights were conducted at Area 51.

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