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Arms: Gules on a bend Argent between in chief a fir tree eradicated Argent and in base an ancient crown Or a sword in bend Gules hilted and pommeled Or a bordure engrailed parted per pale Azure and Argent.

Crest: a green darner dragonfly Proper

Motto: Na Bicheam Coitcheann

SOURCES, NOTES & CREDITS: Illustration is from the Letters Patent which are recorded in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland in Vol. 89 on Page 17 dated 10 July 2008. The text was adapted from the same and from the armiger’s appointment as Commander of the Name of McAlpine on 19 April 2017, and from information supplied by the armiger.

Michael Todd McAlpin, Sr. was born in 1952 in Opportunity, Washington, attended the University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA and Columbia University Senior Executive Program, New York City, NY. He worked for 37 years for the United Parcel Service (UPS) with varying responsibilities in operations and engineering in the US, Latin America, Canada, Europe, Middle east and Asia, retiring in 2008 as Vice President of Corporate Strategy. He resides in Alpharetta, GA and Winters, TX and is married with two children and four grandchildren.

Michael Todd McAlpin was elected to the Board of Governors of the Society of Scottish Armigers at the Annual General Meeting on 21 October 2017.

He was appointed Commander of the Name McAlpine by Lord Lyon Morrow on 19 April 2017 for a period of ten years. The commission may be viewed in the Album for Grants and Matriculations on this site.

The artwork for the arms shown is from the Letters Patent.

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