13th Psychological Operations Battalion, US Army
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13TH PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS BATTALION, US ARMY
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Argent (gray) a pile reversed Vert between two lightning bolts in chevron issuant from base Gules, overall a quill palewise tip to base Argent.
Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: From a wreath Argent (Gray) and Vert 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.
Motto: POWER OF PERSUASION.
Distinctive Unit Insignia, Description: A silver colored metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02cm) in height overall consisting of a green enameled triangle surmounted by a silver quill between two lightning flashes, overall in base a silver scroll bearing the inscription "Power of Persuasion" in green letters.
Dark green and silver gray are the colors used for Psychological Operations units. The quill alludes to the written or printed word. The lightning flashes represent audio projections. Together they symbolize the mission of the unit to disseminate propaganda material to enemy troops from forward positions.
The Coat of Arms was approved on 16 August 1996. It was amended to change the blazon on 20 September 1996. The Distinctive Unit Insignia was approved on 11 January 1967.
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