305th Military Intelligence Battalion, US Army

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305TH MILITARY INTELLIGENCE BATTALION, US ARMY

Coat of arms (crest) of the 305th Military Intelligence Battalion, US Army

Official blazon

Shield: Azure, a saltire argent charged with pyrotechnic projectors of the first, overall a mullet of four points tenné fimbriated of the second.
Crest: On a wreath of the colors, argent and azure, issuant from the battlements of a tower proper a fleur-de-lis or between two grifin heads respectant gules beaked or.
Motto: Ad arcana tutanda (To keep official secrets safe)

Origin/meaning

Teal blue and white are the colours associated with former Army Security Agency Battalions. The Pyrotechnic projectors allude to the signal and reconnaissance missions of the Unit. The Four-pointed star refers to foru World War II Campaigns and to the Intelligence, Reconnaissance, commounication and Signal vital functions of the Battalions. The Saltire symbolise the Southern States making up the Third Army Area, the former location of the Battalion. The Tower and Fleur-de-lis symbolises World War II Service in Europe. The Griffins symbolises Vigilance.

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