391st Military Police Battalion, US Army

From Heraldry of the World
Jump to navigation Jump to search


Coat of arms (crest) of 391st Military Police Battalion, US Army

(Coat of Arms)
Coat of arms (crest) of 391st Military Police Battalion, US Army

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)

Official blazon

Shield: Vert, a sword bendwise point to base in saltire with a double-warded key wards up Or, debruised by a pale of the like charged with a tower Sable, garnished of the second windows Argent (Silver Grey)
Crest: The for the regiments and separate battalions of the 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: Dignity and honor

Distinctive Unit Insignia, Description: A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8< inches (2.86 cm) in height consisting of a black tower bearing a gold double-warded key, wards upwards, surmounted by two diagonally crossed gold swords points down and all interlaced with a green annulet inscribed "DIGNITY AND HONOR" in base in gold letters.


Green and yellow are colors traditionally associated with the Military Police Corps. The tower is representative of the unit's World War II service in Europe and suggests physical security. Security is also denoted by the key and further emphasizes the unit's mission to provide administration and support for the operation of an internment facility. The sword is shown saltirewise and with point down to represent the nonbelligerent security mission. Black denotes strength of purpose.

The arms were approved on 19 November 1996. It was amended to correct the blazon of the shield on 7 December 2001. The Distinctive Unit Insignia was approved on 3 June 1991. It was amended to revise the description on 14 June 1991. Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.