210th Regiment, US Virgin Islands Army National Guard
210TH REGIMENT, US VIRGIN ISLANDS ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Celeste, a chevron Or between three escallop shells, two and one Argent.
Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Virgin Island Army National Guard: From a wreath Or and Celeste a demi-sun Gules superimposed by a triangle of the first bearing three sprigs of cedar Proper intersecting at center of triangle.
Motto: WE TRAIN ALL.
Distinctive Unit Insignia: Description: A silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86cm) in height overall blazoned: Celeste, a chevron Or between three escallop shells two and one Argent. Attached below the shield a light blue scroll doubled and inscribed "WE TRAIN ALL" in silver.
The chevron for support denotes the regiment's training mission, while the scallop shells symbolize the three branches of the Army which the regiment supports. Light blue suggests the Caribbean Sea, the location of the regiment. The scallop shells are a traditional symbol of pilgrims and allude to the story of St. Ursula and the 1100 virgins slaughtered while on pilgrimage. Columbus named the Virgin Islands in their honor. The shells also suggest the island nature of the regiment’s location.
The Coat of Arms and Distinctive Unit Insignia was authorized on 11 June 1998.
Literature: Images and Information from The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.