356th Quartermaster Battalion, US Army
356TH QUARTERMASTER BATTALION, US ARMY
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Buff, a chevron Celeste (Light Blue) three demi-arrows one palewise and two saltirewise Sable overall a wreath of laurel Vert.
Crest: That for regiments and separate battalions of the Army reserve: From a wreath, 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: Support to serve.
Distinctive Unit Insignia, Description: A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in eight overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Or, a chevron Celeste (Light Blue) three demi-arrows one palewise and two saltirewise Sable overall a wreath of laurel Vert. Attached below the shield is a black scroll inscribed "SUPPORT TO SERVE" in gold.
Buff and Light Blue are those of the Quartermaster Corps. The Chevron symbolises support highlighting the Mission of the Unit. The Arrows denote the Battalion's campaign during World War II. The Laurel is for Honour and Achivement.
The Coat of Arms and Distinctive Unit Insignia was both approved on 19 August 1998.