Purpure a sword Argent pommel Sable superimposed by a vol Argent bearing a sphere Vert gridlined of the third and overall a parchment scroll Proper and a lightning flash saltirewise Or.
That for the regiments and separate battalion's of the Army Reserve: From a wreath Argent and Purpure, the Lexington Minute Man Proper. The statue of the Minute Man, Captain John Parker (H.H. Kitson, sculptor), stands on the common in Lexington, Massachusetts.
ADVISE PROVIDE LEAD.
Purple and white are the colors of the Civil Affairs Branch. The wings refer to the battalion's airborne tradition and its worldwide capability. The globe records the worldwide deployment mission to implement Civil Affairs activities, while the lightning flash is indicative of speed and responsiveness. The sword recalls the unit's participation in Special Operations Forces activities. The scroll represents the basic unit mission of Civil Affairs and refers to the goals emphasized in the motto. White denotes integrity and gold excellence.
The crest is that of the U. S. Army Reserve.
The coat of arms was authorized on 7 Jan 1998.