902nd Support Battalion, US Army

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902ND SUPPORT BATTALION, US ARMY

Arms of 902nd Support Battalion, US Army

(Coat of Arms)
Arms of 902nd Support Battalion, US Army

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)

Official blazon

Shield: Tierced in pairle Gules, Sable, and Azure; the first with the Alpha in lower case in base Or, the second bearing the stylized summit of Mt. Rainier Proper, the third with the Omega in base of the fourth; in fess point a terrestial globe of the last.
Crest: None
Motto: From West to East.

Distinctive Unit Insignia, Description: A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Tierced in pairle Gules, Sable, and Azure; the first with the Alpha in lower case in base Or, the second bearing the stylized summit of Mt. Rainier Proper, the third with the Omega in base of the fourth; in fess point a terrestial globe of the last. Attached on eighte side of the base of the shield is a doubled, stacked scroll with the upper portion the same angle as the shield inscribed with "FROM" "WEST" on the left side and "TO" "EAST" on the right side in gold letters.

Origin/meaning

Red, White and blue are the US National Colours and also that of the Army Materiel Command. The Globe with the Pacific Rim highlighted symbolises the Area of Operations. Mt Rainer dominates the skyline at Fort Lewis, Washington the Home Station of the Battalion. The Alpha and Omega refer to the contracting process.

The Coat of Arms and distinctive Unit Insigna ws both approved on 20 July 2000.

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