104th Military Intelligence Battalion, US Army

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104TH MILITARY INTELLIGENCE BATTALION, US ARMY

Coat of arms (crest) of the 104th Military Intelligence Battalion, US Army

Official blazon

Shield: Azure an eagle's head proper in formt of two swords in saltire argent hilted or and in chief a lightning flash fesswise of the like.
Motto: Watchful and ready

Origin/meaning

Oriental blue and silver gray are the colours associated with military intelligence. The crossed swords attest to the unit's readiness; the eagle, wide-eyed and alert, are a symbol of watchfulness. The Bolt of lightning refers to the unit's electronic warfare capability. the symbols express the word of the motto and the unit's basic mission and responsibilty.

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Literature: Finnegan: Army Lineage Series Military Intelligence. Picture from Wikimedia Commons.