436th Transportation Battalion, US Army

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436TH TRANSPORTATION BATTALION, US ARMY

Arms of 436th Transportation Battalion, US Army

(Coat of Arms)
Arms of 436th Transportation Battalion, US Army

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)

Official blazon

Shield: Gules, a truckl wheel sable spoked and fimbriated Or between two hoisting hooks palewise and endorsed of the last.
Crest: That for regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: Froma wreath Or and Gules, the Lexington Minute Man Proper. The Statute of the Minute Man, Captain Johan Parker (H.H. Kitson, sculptor), stand on the common in Lexington. Massachusetts.
Motto: Mobility for flexibility.

Distinctive Unit insignia, Description: A gold metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in width overall consisting of a black wheel with gold spokes between and above the shafts of two gold hooks their points facing outwards. encircling and connecting the lower halves of the hooks, and forming two outward loops that curve under and over the hooks and terminating at their shanks,a red scroll bearing the inscription "MOBILITY FOR FLEXIBILITY" in gold letters.

Origin/meaning

The Colours are those of Transportation Units. The Hooks used for hoisting and hauling and the wheel,a symbol of mobility, refers to the basic mission of the Battalion.

The Coat of Arms was approved on 18 October 1996 and the Distinctive Unit Insignia on 28 June 1967.


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Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army