ShieldGules, a cocoanut palm tree issuant bendwise between a fleur-de-lis and rattlesnake coiled to strike Or.
CrestThat for the regiments and separate battalions of the California Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Or and Gules, the setting sun behind a grizzly bear passant on a grassy field, all Proper.
MottoCURA ET PERFECTAM (Accuracy and Perfection).
ShieldThe fleur-de-lis denotes service in France during World War II. The coiled rattlesnake represents service on the Mexican Border in 1916, which the organization inherited as a direct descendent of the 2nd Battalion, 143rd Field Artillery Regiment. The cocoanut palm tree symbolizes the organization’s service in the Pacific Theater during World War II.
CrestThe crest is that of the California Army National Guard.
The coat of arms was approved on 19 October 1951. It was amended to add the California National Guard crest on 1 November 1951. The insignia was rescinded on 16 June 1961.