2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 5th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, US Army
2ND COMBINED ARMS BATTALION, 5TH BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM, 1ST ARMORED DIVISION, US ARMY
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Per bend sinister Azure (Dark Blue) and Or, in bend a mullet and an arrowhead, point up counterchanged; an inescuthcheon per bend sinister of the second and Gules, on a pale Gules (Soldier Red) edged at top of the second, a bayonet erect of the last
Motto: With our shields
The shields represent the defender. The counterchange design of the shields denote the transforming of technology in the support of the troops. The color illustrate the branches that comprise the Battalion - blue for Infantry, soldier red for Logistics, yellow for Armor and red for Engineer. The Star signifies command and control and the Unit's Home State Texas. The Arrowhead alludes to the equipment testing of today, which will give the future forces the advantage tomorrow against any national threat. The bayonet suggests the close combat tactics. The pale signifies readiness. The arms were approved on 20 April 2008.
Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army
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