The colours and field
division are suggestive of the 172nd Infantry arms of the Vermont
Army National Guard, the Green Mountain Boys, in which the armiger
served, as well as a connection to Norwich University, from where
the armiger graduated in 1990. Azure has been chosen to represent
patriotism in defence of one's native land, Vert for Military Police
service, and Argent for truth, eloquence, and modern technology,
which are all elements of the armiger's character.
The chevron is
representative of protection, leadership, and accomplishment, and
also alludes to the armiger's non-commissioned officer rank. The
armiger had served in the three components of the United States
Army: the Regular Army, the Army Reserve, and the Army National
Guard. The oak leaves are derivatives of the oak tree element of the
O'Connor arms from Ireland.
In the crest, the
1805 Harper's Ferry pistol represents the armigerís Military Police
service. Since the armiger is left-handed, the pistol is grasped by
a sinister cubit arm.
The armiger is a
Bachelor of Arts (History from Norwich University 1990), and a
Master of Business Administration (Walden University 2010).