301st Military Intelligence Battalion, US Army

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301ST MILITARY INTELLIGENCE BATTALION, US ARMY

Coat of arms (crest) of the 301st Military Intelligence Battalion, US Army

Official blazon

Azure, a dagger and lightning flash dagger saltirewise, blades argent, hilts or and sable.
Crest: That for regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: On a wreath of the colours argent and azure , the Lexington Minuteman proper. The Statue of the Minuteman, Capt. John Parker (H.H. Kitson, sculptor), stands on the Common in Lexington, Massachusetts.
Motto: The force multiplier

Origin/meaning

Oriental blue and silver grey are the colour associated with military intelligence. The crossed dagger and lightning flash dagger form an X, suggesting the unit's motto. They symbolize strength, danger, speed and the precices application of electronic warfare and intelligence to defeat the enemy.

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Literature: Finnegan: Army Lineage Series Military Intelligence. Picture from Wikimedia Commons.