250th Signal Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard
250TH SIGNAL BATTALION, NEW JERSEY ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Tenné, a bend wavy between two fleurs-de-lis Argent, on a chief Sable a lion passant of the second charged with a pheon of the first.
Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the New Jersey Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors, Argent and Tenné, a lion’s head erased Or collared four fusils Gules.
Motto: SOUND OF MIGHT.
Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: The Distinctive Unit Insignia consists of the shield, motto and crest of the coat of arms.
The colors orange and white are used for the Signal Corps. The two fleurs-de-lis allude to the battalion’s service in France during World War I and World War II, the wavy bend referring to the Rhineland and Central Europe and the lion, taken from the coat of arms of Normandy, charged with a pheon an arrowhead refers to the Normandy invasion for which the battalion received the French Croix de Guerre.
The arms were originally approved on 13 July 1964. It was amended on 10 September 1964, to change the blazonry of the shield and crest. The Distinctive Unit Insignia was originally approved on 13 July 1964. It was amended on 10 September 1964, to change the blazonry of the shield and crest. Literature: Images and Information from The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.