212th Signal Battalion, Arkansas Army National Guard
212TH SIGNAL BATTALION, ARKANSAS ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Tenné, within a mascle Argent, a plate charged with a mullet Azure voided of the second.
Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalion of the Arkansas National Guard: On a wreath of the colors, Argent and Tenné, above two prays of apple blossoms Proper a diamond Argent charged with four mullets Azure, one in upper point and three in lower, within a bordure of the last bearing twenty-five millets of the second.
Motto: COMMUNICATIONS ALWAYS.
Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: A silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Tenné, within a mascle Argent, a plate charge with a mullet Azure voided of the second. Attached below the shield a silver scroll inscribed "COMMUNICATIONS ALWAYS" in blue letters.
Orange and white are the colors for Signal Corps. The white "diamond" was suggested by the Arkansas State flag, the four sides alluding to north, south, east and west Arkansas; the entire state being the home area of the organization. The star refers to Little Rock, the capitol of the state and the headquarters of the battalion. The "diamond" also simulates a radio antenna and the disc represents the diagram in telephonic equipment, thus symbolizing a sounding board for all types of signal apparatus.
The Coat of arms and Distinctive Unit Insignia was approved on 9 February 1956. Literature: Image from Olompvo on Pinterest. Information from The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.