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Alvin J. Bedgood

Registered: The International Register of Arms, 23rd August 2006. Registration No. 00063.

Arms: Gyronny Azure and Argent a sun in his splendor between three ancient coronets all Or.

Crest: A griffin segreant Azure, armed and langued Gules, beaked and fore legged and with wings elevated and addorsed all Or, holding in the dexter claws a sword Proper enflamed Gules.

Motto: ECCE LUX (Behold the Light)

Assumed: USA,1993.

Private Registration: American College of Heraldry 31st January 2000, Reg No. 1839.

The Arms of Alvin J. Bedgood

Alvin J. Bedgood, Major, USA (Retired) assumed arms in July 1993, upon his promotion to Major. The arms reflect his ancestry, love of heraldic design and his service to his country as a soldier, teacher and community volunteer.

Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the armiger enlisted in the US Army in 1975, rising to the rank of Sergeant. In 1979 he earned a two year scholarship via the Active Duty Enlisted Scholarship Commissioning Program. While attending college he was inducted into the following honour societies: Phi Alpha Theta, Alpha Sigma Nu, Blue Key and the Scabbard and Blade. He completed college as a Distinguished Military Graduate, receiving his commission as a Second Lieutenant in 1981.

From 1981 to 1998 he served in a variety of command and staff positions in the United States, Europe and Asia. He served in the first Persian Gulf War (90 Ė 91) and on three deployments to the Balkans (96 Ė 97). His final assignment was as Deputy Commander/Army, 93rd Operations Group (96 Ė 98). His military awards and decorations include: The Legion of Merit; three Meritorious Service Medals, five Army Commendation Medals, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, two Army Achievement Medals and the Army Good Conduct Medal.

Upon his retirement from active service in 1998, he was appointed Lieutenant Colonel and Aide to the Governorís Staff by the Governor of the State of Georgia. Mr. Bedgood received an Associate in Science (AS) with honours from Mount Wachusett Community College (Gardner, MA) in June 1979. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in History from Loyola University (New Orleans, LA) in May 1981, a Master of Science (MS) in International Relations from Troy University (Troy, AL) in 1985, and an Educational Specialist (EdS) from the National College of Education of National-Louis University (Evanston, IL) in 1994.

He is currently the Director, Quality and Process Improvement for a business unit of a large information technology services company. His business certifications include: Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Business Manager (CBM), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), and the Certification in Homeland Security (CHS-V). In addition to his professional pursuits, he actively serves in a variety of volunteer civic and community service organizations.

Mr. Bedgood is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Civil Air Patrol (US Air Force Auxiliary) where he actively serves in a variety of leadership positions at the Wing, Region and National Level. In August 2005 he was a ground team leader during the Hurricane Katrina relief and recovery operations in Mississippi. His Civil Air Patrol awards and decorations include: Two Exceptional Service Awards; two Meritorious Service Awards, the National Commanderís Commendation Award, six Commanders Commendation Awards and the Gil Robb Wilson Award.

The Armiger is a life member of: The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW); Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association (AFCEA); Association of Old Crows (AOC); Association of the United States Army (AUSA); Air Force Association (AFA), Korea Defence Veterans of America (KDVA) the Regimental Signal Corps Association (RSCA); and Patron of the American College of Heraldry (ACH). He is also a member of the: Reserve Officers Association; Military Officers Association of America; Society for Creative Anachronism, the Masons and the Civil Air Patrol.

He has received several civilian honours, which include: The University Presidentís Award from Loyola University; The George C. Marshall Foundationís Outstanding Cadet Award; Certificate of Merit from the Mayor of the City of New Orleans, LA; Proclamation and Key to the City from the Mayor of Warner Robins, GA; Certificates of Commendation from the Governorís of the States of Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts and New York and The Presidentís Call to Service Award for lifetime achievement in volunteer service.

The Arms and Badges were designed and emblazoned in black and white as well as colour by the Armiger. The version of the Arms depicted here, were digitally enhanced by Mr. David Robert Wooten.

BADGE 1:  A griffin segreant Azure, armed and langued Gules, beaked and fore legged and with wings elevated and addorsed all Or, holding in the sinister claws three lightning bolts Argent, and in the dexter claws a sword Proper enflamed Gules.
BADGE 2: A Maltese cross per gyronny Azure and Argent, fimbriated Or, charged with a sun in his splendor Or.


The Herladic Badge 1 of Alvin J. Bedgood


The Herladic Badge 2 of Alvin J. Bedgood


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