115th Military Police Battalion, Maryland National Guard
115TH MILITARY POLICE BATTALION, MARYLAND NATIONAL GUARD
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Vert a beam balance scale Or on a chief of the second a cross bottony per cross quarterly throughout Gules and Argent surmounted by an arrowhead Azure charged with a fleur-de-lis of the second.
Crest: The for regiments and separate battalions of the Maryland Army National Guard: From a wreath of the colors (Or and vert) a cross bottony per cross quarterly Gules and Argent.
Motto: Maryland's finest.
Distinctive Unit Insignia, description: A gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall cositing of a bottony cross parted quarterly red and white with a pair of green scale pans suspended from a beam arced across the top and surmounting the cross with the point up, a blue arrowhead bearing a gold fleur-de-lis, all above a grren scroll arced from the outer lateral arms and inscribed "MARYLAND'S FINEST" in gold letters, all open areas of the design of brick red.
Green and Yellow are the colours of the Military Police. The Cross Bottony is from the Maryland State Flag, indicating the home area. The beam scales symbolises equal justice adn lawful process defended by the Unit. The Fleur-de-lis indicates service in France and Central Europe, during World War I and II. The Arrowhead denote the assault landing in Normandy on D-day 1944. The arms were approved on 10 June 1999 and the distinctive Unit Insignia on 15 February 1974.
Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.