215th Regiment, Arizona Army National Guard
215TH REGIMENT, ARIZONA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Azure, three piles conjoined issuant from base Brün, edged Or surmounted by a lamp of knowledge of the like, enflamed Proper; a chief gyronny of nine Gules and Or.
Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Arizona Army National Guard: From a wreath Or and Azure, a giant cactus Proper.
Motto: SPECIAL TRUST CONFIDENCE.
Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in dimension overall, consisting of a shield blazoned as follows: Azure, three piles conjoined issuant from base Brün, edged Or surmounted by a lamp of knowledge of the like, enflamed Proper; a chief gyronny of nine Gules and Or. Attached below a Blue scroll inscribed “SPECIAL TRUST CONFIDENCE” in Gold.
The lamp of knowledge symbolizes the Regiment’s light to guide and train soldiers. The conjoined piles allude to mountains and the Arizona landscape. The chief with the wedges signify the sun and the Arizona climate. The combination of the chief, wedges and blue field suggests the Arizona state flag, the location of the Regiment.
The Coat of Arms and Distinctive Unit Insignia was approved on 4 January 2006.
Literature: Images and Information from The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.