11th Psychological Operations Battalion, US Army
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11TH PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS BATTALION, US ARMY
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Argent (Silver Gray) a heptagon Gules voided of the field containing a base Sable, surmounted by a sword palewise Argent hilt Or, overall a quill bendwise sinister point to base of the last.
Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: From a wreath Argent and Gules, the Lexington Minute Man Proper. The statue of the Minute Man, Captain John Parker (H.H.Kitson, sculptor), stands on the common in Lexington, Massachusetts.
Distinctive Unit Insignia, Description: A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86cm) in height overall consisting of a gray heptagon with a black horizontal base within a red border surmounted by a white vertical sword with gold hilt point up, overall a gold quill bendwise sinister point to base all above a gold scroll inscribed "EXPLOITERS" in black letters.
White is used to represent the unit?s first and preferred type of propaganda the truth. The upright sword symbolizes the ready defense against gray, the half-truth, and black, the untruth. The gold quill alludes to the unit?s ability to disseminate written propaganda, while the red border stands for continuous inspiration and rigor. The heptagon alludes to unit's numerical origin as 7th Psychological Operations Battalion.
The Coat of Arms was approved on 5 August 1996. The Distinctive Unit Insignia was originally approved for the 7th Psychological Operations Battalion on 27 august 1968, it was redesignated for the 11th Psychological Operations Battalion on 5 August 1996.
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