363rd Quartermaster Battalion, US Army
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363RD QUARTERMASTER BATTALION, US ARMY
(Coat of Arms)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shield:Per chevron celeste and Or (Buff), issuing from behind the chevron an arch of six spear points over the chevron three spear points to dexter and three spear points to sinister all Or, overall in base a pretroleum droplet Sabel fimbriated of the second.
Crest: That for regiments and separate battalions of the Army reserve: From a wreath Buff and Light Blue, the Lexington Minute Man Proper. The Statue of the Minute Man Captain John Parker (H.H. Kitson, sculptor), stands on the Common in Lexington, Massachusetts.
Motto: Support for combat.
Distinctive Unit Insignia, Description: A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in width overall consisting of six radiationg gold spears issuing from behind the apex of a red chevron surmounted at the base on either side by three gold spears and all enclosed by a continuous blue scroll of three folds, looped from the base on each side and arched atat the center and inscribed "SUPPORT FOR COMBAT" in gold letters.
Buff and light blue are the colours of the Quartermaster Corps. The Spearpoints placed three, six and three alludes to the number of the Battalion. The black petroleum droplet symbolises the Unit's mission of petroleum pipeline operations. The Chevron in the Distinctive Unit Insignia indicates the support function of the Battalion.
The Coat of Arms was approved on 24 December 2013. The Distictive Unit insignia was originally approved for the 363rd General Support Group on 28 March 1972. It was redesignated for the 363rd Support Group on 11 July 1972. On 16 September 2000 it was redesignated with description and symbolism updated for the 363rd Quartermaster Battalion.
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Literature: Image from The Institute of Heraldry, US Army