527th Military Intelligence Battalion, US Army

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527TH MILITARY INTELLIGENCE BATTALION, US ARMY

Coat of arms (crest) of the 527th Military Intelligence Battalion, US Army

Official blazon

Shield: Gyronny of eigth argent and sable, a pale gules voided throughout argent, surmounted by a globe azure gridlined argent, overall two swords saltirewise argent.
Motto:Strive for excellence

Origin/meaning

The division of the Shield symbolize teh ever-changing methods of counterintelligence functions and the day/night vigilance of intelligence gathering. The red and white allude to Coat of Arms of Kaiserslautern in Germany, where the Unit has been stationed. The Globe alludes to the overseas origin and duty of the Unit and resembles a grid, which suggests the shifting of information through the Unit to Support Army goals. Thhe crossed swords symbolize offensive and defensive counterintelligence and the defense of Europe.

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Literature: Finnegan: Army Lineage Series Military Intelligence. Picture from Wikimedia Commons.