117th Support Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard

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117TH SUPPORT BATTALION, NEW JERSEY ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

Arms of 117th Support Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard

(Coat of Arms)
Arms of 117th Support Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)

Official blazon

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.

Origin/meaning

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.