US Naval Flag Bag
contents define the "colors." The company gets to have the guidon (person leading the company) carry the company "colors" in front of the columns as they march.
If the company designation is Golf-101 they would earn the phonetic alphabet "G" flag, or Golf.
Though you are correct, in the traditional sense the term "colors" refers to the US National Ensign (Old Glory!).
Caution: I have two brain cells. Sometimes they both work at the same time.
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