141st Military Intelligence Battalion, Utah Army National Guard
141ST MILITARY INTELLIGENCE BATTALION, UTAH ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
(Shoulder Sleeve Insignia)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Azure (Oriental Blue) a compass rose Or charged with a sword Sable, grip Gules surmounted by a globe Argent (Silver Gray), gridlined Or bearing a lamp of knowledge of the like enflamed Gules.
Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Utah Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Or and Azure (Oriental Blue) a beehive beset with seven bees all Proper.
Motto: STRENGTH THROUGH KNOWLEDGE.
Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Azure (Oriental Blue) a compass rose Or charged with a sword Sable, surmounted by a globe Argent (Silver Gray), gridlined Or bearing a lamp of knowledge of the like. Attached below the shield, a scroll Sable doubled and inscribed “STRENGTH THROUGH KNOWLEDGE” in Gold.
Oriental blue and silver gray are the colors traditionally associated with Military Intelligence. The shield represents the protection the unit must always sustain for the country. The globe is symbolic of the unit’s worldwide mission. The gold lamp of knowledge alludes to the fact that the unit is always striving to understand and gain the knowledge the unit needs to stay prepared and ready to keep world peace and signifies successful accomplishment. The black sword denotes the covert and exemplifies the unit’s vigilance, loyalty and readiness to defend freedom, liberty and country. The rays of light are adapted from the military intelligence emblem; they allude to a compass and symbolize the unit’s readiness to respond no matter where needed.
The Coat of Arms and Distinctive Unit Insignia, was approved on 21 February 1989.
Literature: Images from Olompvo on Pinterest and from Wikimedia Commons. Information from The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.