Special Troops Battalion, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Vermont Army National Guard

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SPECIAL TROOPS BATTALION, 86TH INFANTRY BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM, VERMONT ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

Arms of Special Troops Battalion, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Vermont Army National Guard

(Coat of Arms)
Arms of Special Troops Battalion, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Vermont Army National Guard

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)


Official blazon

Shield: Per pale Azure and Gules, between two lightning bolts pilewise Or, a pile of the like bearing a stag's head and neck erased Sable and at sinister a cross couped Argent fimbriated Silver Gray; on a chief embattled Celeste (Oriental Blue) an old style pistol and a key saltirewise of the third.
Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Vermont Army National Guard: From a wreath Or and Azure, a buck's head erased within a garland of pine branches, all Proper.
Motto: Procinctu et fidelis (Prepared and Faithful).

Distinctive Unit Insignia, Description: A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Per pale Azure and Gules, between two lightning bolts pilewise Or, a pile of the like bearing a stag's head and neck erased Sable and at sinister a cross couped Argent fimbriated Silver Gray; on a chief embattled Celeste (Oriental Blue) an old style pistol and a key saltirewise of the third. Attached around the bottom and sides isa Balck scroll inscribed "PROCINCTU ET FIDELIS" in gold letters.

Origin/meaning

The Coat of Arms is based on the Insignia of the 86th Infantry Brigade Team. The Stag's Head further alludes to the Crest of the Vermont Army National Guard. The Cross recalls the heritage from the 172nd Armor Regiment from which the Battalion originates. The Embattlement symbolises the Engineer Company, the Lightning Bolts the Signal Company and The Battalion's rapid deployment capability. The Pistol symbolises the Military Police Platoon, and the Celeste colour of the Chief the Military Intelligence.

The Coat of Arms and Distinctive Unit Insignia, was both approved on 14 December 2006.


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Literature: The Institute of Heraldry, US Army