310th Military Intelligence Battalion, US Army
310TH MILITARY INTELLIGENCE BATTALION, US ARMY
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Azure, two cramps saltirewise Argent surmounted by a griffin's head erased Sable, langued Gules.
Motto: ARRECTIS AURIBUS (Always on the Alert).
Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Azure, two cramps saltirewise Argent surmounted by a griffin's head erased Sable. Attached around the base a bipartite Black scroll doubled and inscribed "ARRECTIS AURIBUS" in Silver.
Oriental blue is the primary color associated with the Military Intelligence Corps. Black and white symbolize overt and covert operations and the organization's around-the-clock vigilance. The griffin embodies alertness; it is black recalling determination and stealth. The unit's collection and exploitation mission is highlighted by the cramps or hooks. The hooks simulate flashes, representing speed and electronic warfare while alluding to the ability to catch and hold.
The arms and the Distictive Unit Insignia was approved on 11 June 1992.
Literature: Image from Wikimedia Commons, Information from The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.
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