297th Military Intelligence Battalion, US Army

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297TH MILITARY INTELLIGENCE BATTALION, US ARMY

Arms of 297th Military Intelligence Battalion, US Army

(Coat of Arms)
Arms of 297th Military Intelligence Battalion, US Army

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)

Official blazon

Shield: Per bend azure and sable, in dexter base a gauntlet argent grasping a lightning flash sword bendwise blade of the like, grip gules, pommel and quillon or.
Crest: None was approved at the publication of Finnegan's Book
Motto: Vanguard

Origin/meaning

The colours oriental blue and silver grey are tradiotinally associated with military intelligence. The armoured fist represent strength; the lightning flash denotes speed, the fist sizes the blade of the sword to indicate readiness and vigilance. Black denotes dependability and suggests covert capabilities. The first, upraised and grasping the sword, suggests leadership, highlighting the unit's motto.


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