30th Engineer Battalion, US Army

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30TH ENGINEER BATTALION, US ARMY

Arms of 30th Engineer Battalion, US Army

Arms of 30th Engineer Battalion, US Army

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)


Official blazon

Shield: Gules a 45° drafting triangle (the 90° angle to base) behind a pair of dividers Argent.
Crest: None.
Motto: IMPRIMIS (In the First Place).

Distictive Unit Insignia, Description: A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/16 inches (2.70 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Gules a 45° drafting triangle (the 90° angle to base) behind a pair of dividers Argent. Attached below the shield a Silver scroll inscribed “IMPRIMIS” in Red letters.

Origin/meaning

Scarlet and white are the colors used for the Corps of Engineers. The 45° triangle and the pair of dividers are basic instruments in the making of maps.

The coat of arms was originally approved for the 30th Engineer Battalion (Topographic) on 1 May 1940. It was rescinded/cancelled on 29 July 1960. The insignia was reinstated and authorized for the 30th Engineer Battalion on 7 December 1973. The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 30th Engineer Battalion (Topographic) on 1 May 1940. It was authorized for the 30th Engineer Battalion on 7 December 1973.


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