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Michael Robert Snyder Smith

Registration number 20130720A

This certifies that the heraldic arms of Michael Robert Snyder Smith are registered as an original design and are described by the blazon below

Arms: Argent, on a chevron cotised Gules between three male Northern Cardinals (Cardinalis cardinalis) proper, three stars Argent.
Crest: Upon a wall embattled, a hawk close Sable, holding in its dexter talon a sword the blade and guard proper, grip Tenne and pommel Azure.
Motto: Remain Rational
Badge: A vol Gules superimposed by a quarrel Argent.

Design Rationale

The cardinals on the designs represent the bearer's home state of Ohio. The stars allude to his love of aviation, the night sky, and all things astronomy based. Though mostly based on aesthetics, the chevron also takes on a traditional meaning of "protection", though this is a loose nod.

The crest directly represents the bearer's military service as a UH-60 Black Hawk mechanic and Crew Chief for the Ohio Army National Guard. The grip and pommel of the sword are tinctured azure and tenne to show the US Army Aviation colors prescribed by The Institute of Heraldry.

Registered by

Michael Robert Snyder Smith


Personal, Original, US, S

Roll of Arms