30th Support Battalion, Tennessee Army National Guard
30TH SUPPORT BATTALION, TENNESSEE ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Per bend Gules and Azure, a lightning flash bendwise throughout Or, in chief a bezant charged with three mullets one and two Argent, overall an antique sword hilt to base palewise Proper, its tip surmounting the base of the bezant.
Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Tennessee Army National Guard: From a wreath Or and Gules, upon a mount Vert a hickory tree charged with three mullets one and two Argent.
Motto: Voluntaris adiuvo libertas (Volunteering to Support Freedom).
Distinctive Unit Insignia, Description: A gold color and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned as follows: Bendwise bevilled of two Gules and Azure, in chief a bezant charged with three mullets two and one Argent, with an antigue sword overall Or, the tip surmounts the lower edge of the bezant. Attached above the device a scroll Celeste inscribed "VOLUNTARIS" in Gold letters. Attached below the device a scroll Celeste inscribed "ADIUVO LIBERTAS" in gold letters.
The Colours Red, White and Blue are those of the United States and also of Tennessee. The Lighning Flash symbolises combat support and the speed with the Battalion carries out its mission. The Sword indicates readiness and support to the Soldiers. The Bezant with the three Stars alludes to the State Flag of Tennessee. They indicates the three primary divisions of the State: East, Middle and West Tennessee.
The Coat of Arms and Distinctive Unit Insignia, was both approved on 7 May 2009. Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army