105th Military Police Battalion, North Carolina Army National Guard
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105TH MILITARY POLICE BATTALION, NORTH CAROLINA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Per fess enhanced indented Sable and Vert, three mullets fesswise, in base a scale superimposed by a fasces and an early American Pistol saltirewise Or, a chief embattled of the like
Crest: That for regiments and separate battalions of the North Carolina National Guard: from a wreath Or and Sable, a hornet's nest hanging from a bough beset with 13 hornets all Proper
Motto: Ready when called
Distinctive Unit Insignia, Description: A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consiting of a shield blazoned: Per fess enhanced indented Sable and Vert, three mullets fesswise, in base a scale superimposed by a fasces and an early American Pistol saltirewise Or, a chief embattled of the like. Attached below the shield a Black scroll doubled and inscribed "READY WHEN CALLED" in Gold.
Green and yellow are the colours traditionally associated with the Military Police Corps. Black alludes to the determination, power and protection. The Green Peaks alludes to the Mountains near
Asheville, N.C. where the Battalion HQ is located. The Scales, Pistol and fasces are taken from the Military Police Regimental Coat of Arms.
The three stars are taken to represent the Military Police Motto: Assist, Protect and Defend. The Coat of Arms and Distinctive Unit Insignia was approved on 1 September 2003.
Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army