903rd Support Battalion, US Army

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903RD SUPPORT BATTALION, US ARMY

Arms of 903rd Support Battalion, US Army

(Coat of Arms)
Arms of 903rd Support Battalion, US Army

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)

Official blazon

Shield: Argent, on a bend Or edged Sable between in chief a terrestial globe of the first, landmasses and fimbriation of the third and in base a lion rmapant Buff, eyed, langued and armed Gules, a sword of the third, point to dexter chief.
Crest: None.
Motto: Paratus et Certus (Reaady and Sure).

Distinctive Unit Insignia, Description: A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Argent, on a bend Or edged Sable between in chief a terrestial globe of the first, landmasses and fimbriation of the third and in base a lion rmapant Buff, eyed, langued and armed Gules, a sword of the third, point to dexter chief. Attached below a tripartite Black scroll inscribed "PARATUS ET CERTUS" in Silver.

Origin/meaning

The White field symbolises truth and ethics in the execution of the Battalion's duties. The Sword symbolises the execution of military duties and the continued support of the Warfighter. The Globe symbolises Worldwide service. The Globe is coloured White and Black indicating Day and Night operations. The Lion represents the Battalion's European heritage and mission focus. The Lion is in the Colours Buff and Red, the colours of Support Units.

The Coat of Arms and Distinctive Unit Insignia was both approved on 13 January 2009.


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