Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, US Army
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SPECIAL TROOPS BATTALION, 1ST BRIGADE, 82ND AIRBORNE DIVISION, US ARMY
Shield: Per chevron arched Azure and Teal edged Argent, in chief a deployed parachute of the third, in base a tower issuant Gris masoned Sable, all between two flaunches of the third each charged in dexter with a double-ward key erect Celeste, wards to base and in sinister a lightning bolt palewise Tenné.
Crest: From a wreath Argent and Azure, five daggers two and two paralleled in saltire and one in pale Gris, points up, between eight mullets enarched Or.
Motto: Strength, Honor, Diversity.
Distinctive Unit Inisgnia, description: A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in width overall blazoned as follows: Azure and Teal, in chief a deployed parachute Gris and in base a tower issuant of the third masoned Sable, all between two flaunches of the htird eanch charged, in dexter with a double-ward key erect Celeste, ward to the base and in sinister a lightning bolt palewise Tenné. attached below and to the sides a Blue tripartite scroll inscribed "STRENGTH, HONOR, DIVERSITY" in Silver.
The Parachute is indicative of the Airborne Mission. The Key symbolises the Military Intelligence function. The Lightning Bolt the Signal function. The Tower is for the Engineer function. The Five Daggers in the Crest symbolises the Brigade's Combat Credits. The Eight Stars symbolises the Unit's Campaign Decorations.
The Coat of Arms and the Distinctive Unit Insignia, was both approved on 10 April 2007.
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Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.