136th Signal Battalion, Texas Army National Guard

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136TH SIGNAL BATTALION, TEXAS ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

Arms of 136th Signal Battalion, Texas Army National Guard

(Historical)
Arms of 136th Signal Battalion, Texas Army National Guard

(Modern)

Official blazon

Shield: Tenné, a mullet Argent, overall five flashes conjoined in fess point Sable.
Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalion of the Texas Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors, Argent and Tenné, a mullet Argent encircled by a garland of line oak and olive Proper.
Motto: COMMAND ON THE MOVE.

Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: A silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18cm) in height overall, consisting of a shield and crest blazoned: Shield: Tenné, a mullet Argent, overall five flashes conjoined in fess point Sable. Crest: On a wreath of the colors, Argent and Tenné, a mullet Argent encircled by a garland of line oak and olive Proper. Attached around the base of the shield a semicircular black scroll with silver spokes inscribed "COMMAND ON THE MOVE" in silver letters.

Origin/meaning

Orange and white are the colors traditionally associated with the Signal Corps. The star is a symbol of Texas, the home of the unit; the star also denotes command and control. The five black flashes radiating from the center of the star convey the ability to communicate with multidirectional capabilities day or night.

The coat of arms was approved on 17 May 1990. The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 13 Jul 1990.


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Literature: Images from Wikimedia Commons. Information from The Institute of Heraldry