781ST MILITARY INTELLIGENCE BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Per pale Argent and Sable, between an Orange charged with a hurt (Oriental Blue) fimbriated of the first bearing a sword erect superimposed on its blade by an arrow, point upward and a lightning bolt in saltire, all of the second, in chief four mullets chevronwise Argent (Silver Gray) and in base the letter "V" of the second. Attached below a Black scroll inscribed "UBI CETERI NON POSSUNT" in Silver letters.

Symbolism
The shield represents the unit's mission to secure and defend the nation in and through the cyberspace domain. The white/black division of the shield and stars symbolize the Battalion's continuous around the clock support to combatant commanders. The orange circle denotes the signal efforts of the Army's first Cyber Warfare organization. The sphere in oriental blue, the color traditionally associated with Military Intelligence, alludes to the intelligence responsibilities and global nature of the unit. The sword signifies strength and readiness, indicating the unit's ability to counter threats across the globe. The arrow implies the pinpoint accuracy of the Battalion's cyber warfare and signal intelligence operations. The lightning bolt suggests speed and agility of its cyber warfare and signal intelligence duties. The letter "V" refers to Vanguard and the Battalion's role as the Cyber Vanguard. The motto translates to "When Others Cannot."

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 744th Military Intelligence Battalion on 26 May 2011. It was redesignated for the 781st Military Intelligence Battalion on 27 November 2012.





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