337th Military Intelligence Battalion, US Army

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337TH MILITARY INTELLIGENCE BATTALION, US ARMY

Arms of 337th Military Intelligence Battalion, US Army

Arms of 337th Military Intelligence Battalion, US Army

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)

Official blazon

Shield: Argent, four flashes issuant from dexter chief, sinister chief, dexter base and sinister base, convergent in fess point Azure (Oriental Blue) a dagger point up Proper (blade and pommel Argent, grip Gules, guard and garnish Or) winged Sable.
Crest:On a wreath of the colors Argent and Azure (Oriental Blue) the Lexington Minute Man Proper. The statue of the Minute Man, Captain John Parker (H.H. Kitson, sculptor), stands on the common in Lexington, Massachusetts.
Motto: Collect Exploit Inform

Distinctive Unit Insignia: A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Argent, four flashes issuant from dexter chief, sinister chief, dexter base and sinister base, convergent in fess point Azure (Oriental Blue) a dagger point up Proper (blade and pommel Argent, grip Gules, guard and garnish Or) winged Sable. Attached below the shield an Oriental Blue scroll doubled and inscribed "COLLECT EXPLOIT INFORM" in Silver.

Origin/meaning

Shield: Oriental blue is the primary color associated with U.S. Army Military Intelligence units. The flashes, alluding to speed and electronics, converge, emphasizing the collection and assimilation of information from all sources. They underscore the electronic warfare and signals intelligence capabilities of the unit. The winged dagger symbolizes the intelligence role in total military preparedness while characterizing the diverse mission and functions of the battalion. Crest: The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

The Coat of Arms and Distinctive Unit Insignia was approved on 7 November 1988.

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