Special Troops Battalion, 5th Brigade, 1st Armoured Division, US Army

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SPECIAL TROOPS BATTALION, 5TH BRIGADE, 1ST ARMOURED DIVISION, US ARMY

Coat of arms (crest) of the Special Troops Battalion, 5th Brigade, 1st Armoured Division, US Army

Official blazon

Shiled: Per pile Azure and Argent, an arrowhead Sable bering in chief a mullet of the second, overall on a fess bretessed Vert edged of the second a lightning bolt Tenné and a key, wards to dexter base and upward, on the third in slatire, both fimbriated of the second.
Crest: none.
Motto: Rely on me

Origin/meaning

The arrowhead upon the pile denotes military fortitude, respresenting the Special Troops Battalion's creation in the american West. The star suggests the forming of the unit in Texas. The fess bretessed symbolises tank tracks, indicating the organization's affiliation to the 1st Armoured Division. The lightning blot symbolise the signal capability and the key the Military Intelligence capability. The coat of Arms was approved 15 May 2008.


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Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army