165TH QUARTERMASTER GROUP
Distinctive Unit Insignia
A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield divided per saltire ultramarine blue and buff, in chief a gold fleur-de-lis, in dexter a roundel of six barry wavy white and black, in sinister a heraldic fountain and in base a stylized white dogwood blossom; resting on the top of the shield is a gold eagle with wings displayed. Around the sides and bottom of the shield is a black scroll doubled gold and inscribed with "EMPERE LAURUS" in gold letters. All surmounted by a crossed gold sword point to base and gold key ward to base.
Buff and blue are colors associated with the Army Quartermaster Corps. The eagle, sword, and key are adapted from the Quartermaster branch insignia. Gold is the color of high ideals and excellence. The fleur-de-lis commemorates the unit's campaign participation credits for Northern France and Central Europe in World War II. The roundels represent petroleum and water and the mission of distributing these vital resources to our troops. The American Dogwood is the state flower of Virginia and highlights the Group's Virginia Army Reserve status. The motto translates to "Fuel The Victory."
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 2 October 2006.