Major Jose E. Sanchez, USAF, NC (Ret.)
The International Register of Arms, 2nd October 2020.
Registration No. 0571 (Vol.4).
Arms: Per Pale to dexter Vert a
castle triple towered Argent masoned Sable each Tower bearing a
flagpole flying a pennant, the dexter Azure, the centre Argent a
cross Gules and the sinister Argent a saltire Gules, on a Base wavy
Azure three Barrulets wavy Argent; to sinister per fess in Chief
Argent two Bends Or Fimbriated Gules overall a Lion ancient rampant
Sable in Base Gules a Tower Or masoned Sable co-joint to dexter with
a Scaling Ladder Or debruised by an Armoured Knight Proper climbing
up half way.
Crest: Issuant from a tower Argent
masoned Sable a crossbow Proper.
Motto: In Honorem Omnium Patrum
Certification: Don Vicente de Cadenas y Vicent,
Cronista y Rey de Armas, Spain. Protocol 6/2004 folio 101-103. 27
Private Registration: American
College of Heraldry, Registration No. 4209, 1st August 2020.
Design by Maj. Jose
E. Sanchez USAF, NC (Ret), Emblazonment by Ljubodrag Grujic
is a member of, La Real Sociedad de Armígeros de España,
(Socio Distinguido); Noble Compañía de Ballesteros de
Hijosdalgo de San Felipe y Santiago. (Ballesteros de
Hermandad); Noble Compañía de Bernardo de Gálvez, (Caballero
de Hermandad); Imperial Orden Hispánica de Carlos V. (Comendador
de Numero); Order of The House of Grujic,
Knight Commander; International Association of Amateur Heralds (IAAH
(Associate Fellow); National Rifle Association of America
(NRA), Patriot Life Member, Benefactor Level.
is a former field grade office (Major) in the United States
Air Force, recipient of the following service decorations;
Meritorious Service Medal w/1 oak leaf cluster, Joint
Service Commendation Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal w/1
oak leaf cluster, Army Commendation Medal w/1 oak leaf
cluster, Army Achievement Medal w/2 oak leaf cluster, Joint
Meritorious Unit Award, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award w/6
oak leaf clusters, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, Good
Conduct Medal w/ 3 loops, National Defense Service Medal w/1
service star, Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal,
Global War on Terrorisms Service Medal, Air Force Overseas
Ribbon Long, Army Overseas Service Ribbon, Air Force
Expeditionary Service Ribbon, AF Longevity Service w/6 oak
leaf clusters, Army NCO Professional Development Ribbon
w/number 2, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (Pistol),
AF Training Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon.
He is a
Graduate of the Air University; Squadron Officer School
(SOS), and Air Command and Staff College (ACSC).
Bachelors in Agronomy and Soil
Properties, (BAS) From the College of Agriculture and
Mechanical Arts (CAAM) University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
Campus, Puerto Rico. Bachelor in Nursing Sciences, (BSN)
Interamerican University (IAU), Metro Campus, San Juan,
Puerto Rico. Master of Science in Nutrition (MSN) Incarnate
Word University, San Antonio, Texas. Master Universitario,
Derecho Nobiliario y Premial, Genealogía y Heráldica,
Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, UNED, Madrid,
The arms show a three-tower castle that represents the
Spanish castle of San Felipe del Morro and the fortress that
surrounds the old San Juan. The armiger was born near that
castle in a military hospital in the late 1950s. The three
pennants are a representation of the American Flag (Blue
Pennant), the Puerto Rico flag, represented by the Cross of
St George pennant, and the Spanish Flag represented by the
Cross of Burgundy (Spanish Military Flag from XVI century up
to 1843) pennant. These three flags remain in the highest
point of the castle in memory of the island's military
Many of the armiger’s ancestors served in this castle and
defended the Spanish controlled island against Pirates,
British, French, and Dutch armadas that over the years tried
to take over the island and dislodge the Spanish forces that
controlled it. On the sinister section of the shield the
black Lyon over the gold bands is a variation of the arms
used by the armiger’s oldest ancestor don Alonso Sanchez
Dominguez and his descendants in Malaga, Spain during the
XVI century. His descendants fought against the Spanish
invasion and left an impressive record of valour and honour.
The third section, the armoured man climbing over the tower,
honours the armiger’s paternal grandmothers’ ancestors that
prove their valour defending their land in Extremadura,
Spain before arriving on the island of Puerto Rico.
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