140th Military Intelligence Battalion, US Army

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140TH MILITARY INTELLIGENCE BATTALION, US ARMY

Arms of 140th Military Intelligence Battalion, US Army

(Coat of Arms)
Arms of 140th Military Intelligence Battalion, US Army

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)


Official blazon

Shield: Azure within an orle argent, in base a pyramid of the like and in chief a sun in splendor issuing to base five lighting flashes or and charged with a globe of the like gridlined of the first.
Crest: That for regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: On a wreath of the colors, argent and azure, the Lexington Minute proper. The statue of the minuteman, Capt. John Parker (H.H. Kitson, sculptor), stands on the Common in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Origin/meaning

Blue and silver grey (white) are the colours of the US Army Intelligence Units. The Sun symbolises the Greek Sun God Helios, who accoring to mythology could bring all secrets to light. The Globe symbolises the Worldwide mission.The lightning flashes symbolises electronic warfare and communications capabilities. The golden colour of the Lightnings and Sun alludes to the Unit's Home Area California, called "The Golden State". The Pyramid personifies longevity and strength.


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Literature: Finnegan: Army Lineage Series Military Intelligence. Images from Wikimedia Commons.