Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, US Army
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SPECIAL TROOPS BATTALION, 4TH BRIGADE, 25TH INFANTRY DIVISION, US ARMY
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Sable, a lion sejant affronté Argent, surrounded by a bordure of the like charged with five billets clockwise from chief Azure, Tenné, Gules, Vert and Celeste.
Motto: Duco undique (Influence everywhere).
Distinctive Unit Insignia, Description: On a silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in height overall consisting of a Greek style shield emblazoned: Sable, a lion sejant affronté Argent, surrounded by a bordure of the like charged with five billets clockwise from chief Azure, Tenné, Gules, Vert and Celeste. Arched beneath the shield a Black scroll inscribed "DUCO UNDIQUE" in Silver metal letters.
The Lion represent the Spartan leader Leonidas. The bordure includes five billets, each colour represents the Branches that make up the Battalion: Celest for Military intelligence, Gules for Engineers, Azure for Chemical Corps, Vert for Military Police and Tenné for Signal Corps. The arrangement of the Billets further alludes to the actions of the Spartan Troops to recover the body of Leonidas who had fallen in the Battle of Thermopylae.
The Coat of Arms and Distinctive Unit Insignia was both approved on 31 October 2005. ___________________________________________________________
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Literature: Images and further Information from The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.