136th Military Police Battalion, Texas Army National Guard

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136TH MILITARY POLICE BATTALION, TEXAS ARMY NATIONAL GUARD


Arms of 136th Military Police Battalion, Texas Army National Guard

(Coat of Arms)
Arms of 136th Military Police Battalion, Texas Army National Guard

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)


Official blazon

Shield: Sable , a fesse enhanced and embattled Or, overall a magnifying glass palewise rim Argent (silver grey),the glass surmounting and enlarging the middle crenel between two merlons, the handle Gules edged of the second bearing a mullet Argent.
Crest: That for regiments and separate battalions of the Texas Army National Guard: From a wreath Or and Sable a mullet Argent encircled by a garland of live oak and olive Proper.
Motto: Service, safety, security.

Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: A gold color metal and enamel hexagonal device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a vertical gold rimmed magnifying glass with a red handle bearing at its middle section a white star, the glass in front of and enlarging the middle segment of a horizontal gold embattled line with two merlons all on a black background and encircled by a continuous green scroll divided into three segments inscribed “SERVICE, SAFETY, SECURITY” in gold letters.

Origin/meaning

The Coat of Arms symbolises the Mission of the Battalion - criminal investigation. The Star denote Texas the Home of the Battalion.

The Coat of Arms was approved on 3 April 2006. The Distinctive Unit Insignia was originally approved on 9 July 1971. It was rescinded on 21 March 1975. The insignia was reinstated with description updated on 3 April 2006.

Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.