302nd Information Operations Battalion, US Army

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302ND INFORMATION OPERATIONS BATTALION, US ARMY

Arms of 302nd Information Operations Battalion, US Army

Arms of 302nd Information Operations Battalion, US Army

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)

Official blazon

Shield:Azure, a lightning bolt surmounted by a sword, point upward in saltire and interlaced by an annulet all Or; a chief of the last, on a pale Teal a mullet Or.
Crest:That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: From a wreath Or and Azure, the Lexington Minute Man, Captain John Parker (H.H. Kitson, sculptor),
stands on the common in Lexington, Massachusetts.
Motto:Victory thru information

Origin/meaning

Shield: Blue indicates exactness. The following images embody the mission of the Battalion: the lightning bolt signifies swiftness to disseminate information; the sword symbolizes training and security operations; the annulet denotes the unit’s continuous worldwide deployability to provide multi-disciplined information operation capabilities, vulnerable and assessed, to the Army Service Component Command and subordinate commands. The pale suggests military determination. Teal is the color traditionally associated with Branch Immaterial. The three divisions at the top of the shield stand for the elements that comprise the Battalion – OPSEC Support Company, Assessment and Effect Company, and Headquarters and Headquarters Support Detachment, illustrated by the pale and star. Crest: The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

The coat of arms was approved effective 16 September 2009.

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