117th Support Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard
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117TH SUPPORT BATTALION, NEW JERSEY ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield: Per chevron Gules and Azure, in bse a pale Argent charged with a sword erect Or, overall on a chevron enhanced of the third a chevronnel Gules (Soldier Red).
Crest: That for regiments and separate battalions of the New Jersey Army National Giard: From a wreath Argent and Gules, a lion's head erased Or collared four fusils of the second.
Motto: Sustineo Porro (Sustainers Forward).
Distinctive Unit Insignia, Description: A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in height overall blazoned as follows: SHIELD: Per chevron Gules and Azure, in bse a pale Argent charged with a sword erect Or, overall on a chevron enhanced of the third a chevronnel Gules (Soldier Red). CREST: On a wreath Argent and Gules, a lion's head erased of the first, charged on the neck with four fusils of the second. Attached below the device, a blue scroll inscribed "SUSTINEO PORRO" in Gold.
The Chevron denotes support, the pale fortitude. The combination of the chevron and pale illustrate a broad arrow, suggesting movment and accurancy. The Sword represents military readiness.
The Coat of Arms and Distinctive Unit Insignia was approved on 24 April 2009.
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Literature: Images from The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.