1st Transportation Battalion, US Army

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1ST TRANSPORTATION BATTALION, US ARMY

Arms of 1st Transportation Battalion, US Army

Arms of 1st Transportation Battalion, US Army

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)

Official blazon

Shield: Azure, a sea horse Or, the dexter paw upholding a pair of wings conjoined Argent.
Crest: None
Motto: First and finest

Distictive Unit Insignia, Decreiption: A gold color metal sea horse, the dexter paw upholding a pair of silver color metal wings conjpined,
the sea horse within in base a three segmented blur scroll inscribed "FIRST AND FINEST" in gold color metal letters. The Device is 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in width.

Origin/meaning

The Sea Horse holding Wings, symbolizes the Sea borne Aviation Maintenance function of the Battalion. The Coat of Arms was approved on 2 Septemebr 1965. The Distinctive Unit Insignia on 3 November 1965
It was amended to correct the symbolism on 9 February 1970.

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Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army