338th Finance Battalion, US Army
338TH FINANCE BATTALION, US ARMY
Shield: Quarterly Silver Gray and Sable, a sun in splendor surmounted by a lozenge fesswise Gules bearing a turreted battlement Or.
Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: From a wreath Or and Silver Gray, 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: In finance we trust.
Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Quarterly Silver Gray and Sable, a sun in splendor surmounted by a lozenge fesswise Gules bearing a turreted battlement Or. Attached below the shield a Silver Gray scroll inscribed "IN FINANCE WE TRUST" in Gold letters.
Silver gray and golden yellow/gold are the colors traditionally used by Finance units. The lozenge suggests the Finance Corps insignia of branch. Black represents solidity and solvency. The lozenge is red for the unit's Meritorious Unit Commendation. The sun commemorates the unit's service in Southwest Asia and alludes to the Island of Puerto Rico. The lookout post or "Garita" identifies the battalion's association with the 65th ARCOM and the heritage of Puerto Rico. The shield is comprised of four sections symbolizing cooperation as well as the night and day mission of the Finance Corps.
The Coat of Arms and Distinctive Unit Insignia, was both approved on 13 July 1995. Literature: Image from Wikimedia Commons
. Information from The Institute of Heraldry.