384th Military Police Battalion, US Army
384TH MILITARY POLICE BATTALION, US ARMY
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Vert, on a fret Or a fleur-de-lis of the like.
Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the U.S. Army Reserve: From a wreath Or and Vert, 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: EQUALITY AND JUSTICE.
Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height consisting of a shield blazoned: Vert, on a fret Or a fleur-de-lis of the like. Attached below the shield a Gold scroll inscribed "EQUALITY AND JUSTICE" in Green letters.
Green and yellow are the colors for the Military Police Corps. The fret is used as a symbol of security. The fleur-de-lis represents the organization's service in France during World War II.
The arms were originally approved on 19 October 1953. It was cancelled on 4 January 1991. The arms were reinstated on 7 November 1996. The Distinctive Unit Insignia was approved on 19 October 1953. It was amended to revise the description on 4 January 1991.
Literature: Images and Information from The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.