167th Support Battalion, US Army
167TH SUPPORT BATTALION, US ARMY
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Per pale Buff and Gules, within an annulet edged with a chain of sixteen links Or, a stylized mountain bearing the profile of the “Old Man of the Mountain” facing to dexter superimposed by a pine tree on its sinister slope Vert, on the mountain peak a snow cap Argent, all fimbriated of the third.
Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: From a wreath Or and Buff, 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: LINKS OF STRENGTH.
Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a disc divided vertically buff and scarlet bearing a stylized silhouette representation of the “Old Man of the Mountain” on the left, a mountain peak in the center and a pine tree on the right, all overlaid and of green with a white outline all within a gold chain of sixteen links and above a gold scroll around base inscribed “LINKS OF STRENGTH” in black.
Buff and scarlet are the colors used for Support. A chain is symbolic of strong support and its links suggest a coordinated unit. The chain also augments the motto and a gold chain denotes durability. The Old Man of the Mountain, the mountain peak and the pine tree refer to New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine, the tri-state home area of the organization.
The arms were approved for the 167th Support Battalion effective 17 September 2006. The Distinctive Unit Insignia was originally approved for the 167th Support Group on 22 December 1971. It was redesignated effective 17 September 2006, with the description and symbolism updated for the 167th Support Battalion.
Literature: Images from Wikimedia Commons. Information from The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.