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About this itemORIGINAL U.S. ARMY NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY * CENTRAL SECURITY SERVICE IDENTIFICATION BREAST BADGE
This rare U.S. Office of the * NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY * CENTRAL SECURITY SERVICE * BADGE was established in 1996. Awarded to only high ranking U.S. Officer's. Measuring a large 5.cm or nearly 2.inches in diameter.
It has beautiful enamel work and is Gold plated. Hallmarked (Makers Marked) V-21 on the reverse of badge by the only authorized manufacturer that has the current military contract to supply this beautiful badge to the U.S. military. The manufacturer is VANGUARD USA.
************************In 1996, NSA Director Lt Gen Kenneth A. Minihan, USAF, requested an emblem be created which represented both the National Security Agency and Central Security Service. Although NSA had its own emblem, one had not yet been made for CSS. As a result, the emblem was designed and adopted in that year.
The Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002, enacted 28 December 2001, amended the National Security Act of 1947 and codified the USCG as part of the Intelligence Community. The new CSS seal was created in September 2002 to reflect the transformations taking place within the Intelligence Community and NSA/CSS, particularly the admission of the United States Coast Guard into the United States Cryptologic System.
The new seal now displays all five of the Service Cryptologic Elements, which are comprised of the United States Naval network Warfare Command, the United States Marine Corps, the United States Army's Intelligence and Security Command, the United States Air Forces' Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Agency, and the US Coast Guard. Each are equally balanced around a five point star on which is centered the symbol of NSA/CSS, who provides the funding, direction, and guidance to all of America's SIGINT activities.
The House of Representatives recognized the USCG's national security objectives in the areas of maritime interception operations, port operations security and defense, military environmental response operations, and peacetime military engagement. The USCG is the only organization responsible for law enforcement, intelligence, and military activities simultaneously. Section 10 of the Authorization added the USCG as an element of the Intelligence Community and placed this organizational element on a par with those of other armed services and agencies.
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