Executive Order 10707
WHEREAS the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard with approval of the Secretary of the Treasury has caused to be made, and has recommended that I approve, a seal for the United States Coast Guard, the design of which accompanies and is hereby made a part of this order, and which is described in heraldic terms as follows:
On a white disk the shield of the Coat of Arms of the United States (paly of thirteen pieces argent and gules a chief azure) between the motto "SEMPER PARATUS" in red; circumscribed by a white annulet edged and inscribed "UNITED STATES COAST GUARD 1790" in blue all in front of two crossed anchors with stock, arms, and flukes in slight perspective in gold; superimposed upon a light blue disk with gold rope rim. The central device of the seal is the emblem of the United States Coast Guard:
AND WHEREAS it appears that such seal is of suitable design and appropriate for establishment as the official seal of the United States Coast Guard:
NOW, THEREFORE, by virtue of the authority vested in me as President of the United States, I hereby approve such seal as the official seal of the United States Coast Guard.
- The White House
- May 6, 1957
- Executive Order 11319 removed the statement about the emblem.
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