378th Military Intelligence Battalion, US Army

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378TH MILITARY INTELLIGENCE BATTALION, US ARMY

Arms of 378th Military Intelligence Battalion, US Army

Arms of 378th Military Intelligence Battalion, US Army

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)

Official blazon

Shield: Per pale Azure (Oriental Blue) and Argent a scroll counterchanged charged with a griffin’s head erased Sable.
Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: From a wreath Argent and Azure (Oriental Blue), 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: Translates to Victory

Distinctive Unit Insignia: A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Per pale Azure (Oriental Blue) and Argent a scroll counterchanged charged with a griffin’s head erased Sable. Attached below the shield is a Black scroll doubled and inscribed “TRANSLATES TO VICTORY” to Silver.

Origin/meaning

Shield: Oriental blue is the primary color traditionally used by Military Intelligence units. The shield is divided to underscore night and day capabilities and total readiness. The scroll suggests the organization’s linguist mission, while the griffin personifies vigilance and attention to detail. Crest: The crest is that of the U.S. Army Reserve.

The Coat of Arms and Distictive Unit Insignia was approved on 19 August 1997.

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