532nd Military Intelligence Battalion, US Army
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532ND MILITARY INTELLIGENCE BATTALION, US ARMY
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Checky Azure (teal blue) and Or a horse rampant Sable fimbriated of the second.
Motto: NOSCE HOSTEM.
Distinctive Unit Insignia: A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of the shield adapted from the coat of arms and blazoned as follows:
Checky Azure (teal blue) and Or a horse rampant Sable fimbriated of the second. Attached below, an arcing Teal Blue motto scroll doubled to the sides inscribed with the words "NOSCE HOSTEM" in Gold letters.
Shield: Teal blue and yellow are the colors used for Military Intelligence Battalions. The black horse alludes to Stuttgart, Germany, the place of organization and present location of the unit. The horse and checky field combined, symbolic of a chess board, refer to the strategic and tactical functions of an intelligence unit.
The coat of arms was approved on 22 December 1959. The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 22 December 1959. It was amended to update the description and symbolism on 2 January 1987.
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