306th Military Police Battalion, US Army
306TH MILITARY POLICE BATTALION, US ARMY
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Per bend Or and Vert, in sinister chief an Algonquin warrior's head couped Proper wearing two feathers Gules, in base a scimitar of the first.
Crest: That for regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: On a wreath of the colors, Or and Vert, the Lexington Minute Man Proper. The statue of the Minute Man, Captain John Parker (H.H. Kitson, sculptor), stands on the common in Lexington, Massachusetts.
Motto: QUTTIANUM (Honor).
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: Per bend Or and Vert, in sinister chief an Algonquin warrior's head couped Proper wearing two feathers Gules, in base a scimitar of the first. Attached below the shield a Gold scroll inscribed "QUTTIANUM" in Black letters.
Shield: Green and yellow are colors traditionally associated with Military Police units. The scimitar represents the unit's World War II battle honor awarded for outstanding service in support of the Persian Gulf Command. The Algonquin warrior's head is emblematic of the organization's geographical location, an area once inhabited by tribes of the Algonquin nation. The Algonquin warrior was brave and honorable and fought with distinction. The motto, "QUTTIANUM" is the Algonquin word for honor.
The arms were approved on 25 February 1959. It was amended to revise the blazon and symbolism on 12 April 1991. The Distinctive Unit Insignia was approved on 25 February 1959. It was amended to revise the description and symbolism on 12 April 1991.
Literature: Images and Information from The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.