Source: Memorial Day
Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. Abel Danger recognizes the compromise of serving two masters considering recent discussions on the Senior Executive Service (SES) at Hawks Cafe, Captain Sherlock and Abel Danger.
Source: Government Executive
Army won't salute SES flag
By Brian Friel July 17, 1998
Senior executives in the Army will soon be rallying around their own flag because the Army decided that a government wide Senior Executive Service flag is not good enough for the department's SESers.
keystone (the official SES symbol) centered on a blue background, encircled by 13 five-point stars. [The seven stripes of the British East India Company] The government wide Senior Executive Service flag, which the Office of Personnel Management approved as the official SES flag in 1989, stands in the offices of executives throughout the government. The flag consists of the gold SES logo on a navy blue background, encircled by 13 five-point gold stars. The SES logo is a trapezoid-shaped keystone, symbolizing the importance of the SES in carrying out the president's policies.
Inside the keystone are seven lines, which OPM explains represent "columns of strength" in the SES ranks. The flag was designed by the Senior Executives Association in 1988.
The flag is meant to be a symbol of unity, representing a vision of the SES as a government wide corps of leaders for the career civil service. But the Army has decided to foster unity on the department level instead.