A cane with a snake on it helmet pointed out on the figure of Cyprus.
Verse: “Τη του ιητρού επιεικείοι ευδοκέοντες”
Symbolism of the emblem
The cane is the symbol of antiquity doctors who traveled to cities offering their services to patients.
The snake is the symbol of the God of hygiene, Asclepius, and its use by ancient Greeks had the notion that like when the snakes removing their old skin they look new, as the God of hygiene, by curing the diseases of the people, preserves their youth.
The depiction of the helmet shows that the emblem expresses the Sanitary of the Army.
Byword: It’s the meaning of "having confidence in the doctor's love for mankind".
The mission of the Medical Branch is the military support of the Army during peace and wartime in order to preserve the integrity of the force and its combat effectiveness. Additionally it provides contribution to the State for dealing with emergencies.