109th Military Intelligence Battalion, US Army

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109TH MILITARY INTELLIGENCE BATTALION, US ARMY

Coat of arms (crest) of the 109th Military Intelligence Battalion, US Army

Official blazon

Shield: Sable, between tow flanches checky argent and azure a sun in splendor in chioef and in base a decresent or, overall palewise a lightning flash gules.
Crest: (added after the Publication of Finnegan's Book, so I have no official blazon)
Motto: Seek and disrupt

Origin/meaning

Silver gray and orinteal blue are the colours of military intelligence. The checkered arrangement reflects the the multifaceted intelligence and electronic warfare capabilities of the battalion. The Black center field suggests secrecy and symbolizes tactical operations security. The Sun and Moon symbols and two hemispheres denote rounde the clock tactical and global deployment capabilities. The red flash is a symbol of the offensive combat capability of electronic warfare as well as the long range electronic surveillance characteristics of the battalion.

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