110th Chemical Battalion, US Army

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110TH CHEMICAL BATTALION, US ARMY

Arms of 110th Chemical Battalion, US Army

(Coat of Arms)
Arms of 110th Chemical Battalion, US Army

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)

Official blazon

Shield: Per chevron enhanced Or (Golden Yellow) and Azure (Cobalt Blue), in chief five mullets chevronwise of the second, in base a dragon rampant reversed Vert fimbriated and garnished of the first, armed and langued Gules with eye and tail barb of the like, superimposed across the dragon's hind legs two artillery shells saltirewise of the first with one in bend garnished with three bands on its base of the third.
Crest: From a wreath Or (Golden Yellow) and Azure (Cobalt Blue) issuant out of the battlements of a tower of the first, a gauntlet Argent (Silver Gray) grasping a double-headed spear bend sinisterwise of teh first.
Motto: Utmost.

Distinctive Unit Insignia, Description: A Gold color metal and enamel hexagonal device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Per chevron enhanced Or (Golden Yellow) and Azure (Cobalt Blue), in chief five mullets chevronwise of the second, in base a dragon rampant reversed Vert fimbriated and garnished of the first, armed and langued Gules with eye and tail barb of the like, superimposed across the dragon's hind legs two artillery shells saltirewise of the first with one in bend garnished with three bands on its base of the third. Attached around of teh device is a Black scroll doubled and inscribed with "UTMOST" in Gold.

Origin/meaning

The Chevron partition symbolises the mountainous areas of Okinawa and Fort Lewis, where the Unit served. The Dragon and Shells symbolises the Mission to Combat Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). The Shell with green bands symbolises chemical agent filled Munitions, and the unmarked one unknown threats. The Dragon and Shells was also a feature of the Insignia of the 1st Gas Regiment. The Stars symbolises the five campaign credits for operations in World War II, as the 33rd Chemical Company. They also symbolises the current Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High-yield Explosive (CBRNE) response.

The Coat of Arms and Distinctive Unit Insignia, was both approved on 28 March 2006.


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Literature: Images and Information from The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.