30TH FINANCE BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Gules, a lozenge axis horizontal Azure fimbriated Argent bearing three mullets of the like, a bordure Argent (Silver Gray) billettée of sixteen Or. Attached below the shield a Blue scroll doubled and inscribed "FIRST TO VOLUNTEER" in Silver.

Symbolism
Silver Gray and golden yellow are the colors traditionally associated with the Finance Corps. The lozenge simulates the Finance Corps' insignia of branch. Red, white and blue and the cluster of three stars are adapted from the Tennessee State flag. Tennessee was the sixteenth state to enter the Union; this is acknowledged by the number of billets on the border. They are gold, thus alluding to the monetary functions of the organization. The border denotes unity.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 27 September 1993.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Gules, a lozenge axis horizontal Azure fimbriated Argent bearing three mullets of the like, a bordure Argent (Silver Gray) billettée of sixteen Or.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Tennessee Army National Guard: From a wreath Argent and Gules, upon a mount Vert a hickory tree Proper charged with three mullets one and two Argent.

Motto

FIRST TO VOLUNTEER.

Symbolism

Shield

Silver Gray and golden yellow are the colors traditionally associated with the Finance Corps. The lozenge simulates the Finance Corps' insignia of branch. Red, white and blue and the cluster of three stars are adapted from the Tennessee State flag. Tennessee was the sixteenth state to enter the Union; this is acknowledged by the number of billets on the border. They are gold, thus alluding to the monetary functions of the organization. The border denotes unity.

Crest

The crest is that of the Tennessee Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 27 September 1993.





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