51st Military Police Battalion, South Carolina Army National Guard

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51ST MILITARY POLICE BATTALION, SOUTH CAROLINA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

Coat of arms (crest) of the 51st Military Police Battalion, South Carolina Army National Guard

Official blazon

Shield : Per saltire Azure and Vert, a pile issuing from dexter chief and a pile issuing from sinister
chief throughout conjoined Or bearing two maces saltirewise of the second, in chief a crescent Argent.
Crest : That for the Regiments and separate Battalions of the South Carolina Army National Guard:
From a wreath Or and Azure, upon a mount Vert a palmetto tree Proper charged with a crescent Argent.
Motto : Ready to Respond

Origin/meaning

Green and yellow (gold) are the colours used by Military Police Corps. The Crescent on a blue backgrund alludes to the Flag of
South Carolina. The Rays alludes to the investigation and crime prevention mission of the Battalion. They also alludes to the origins as Coast Artillery.
The Mace a weapon used by Guards, is used to represent the protective services provided by the organization.

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Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army