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Distinctive Unit Insignia

A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86cm) in height overall consisting of three tongues of red enameled flame on top of a black enameled stylized anvil, surmounting two black enameled sledge hammers, in saltire divided in three segments terminating at corners of the hammer heads all above a gold scroll bearing the inscription "SUPERIORITY IN SERVICE" in black letters.

Crimson is the primary color used for Maintenance Battalions. The three tongues of flame refer to the organization's three battle honors earned in World War II. The red flame is further symbolic of the energy and zeal applied by the troops in performance of the maintenance mission, while the anvil and hammers refer to the tools of maintenance and to the basic mission of the organization.

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 28 Jul 1969.

Coat of Arms



Per chevron Gules (Crimson) and Or a pair of mauls respectant saltirewise issuing from base Argent between in chief a flame of the second and an anvil issuant from base Sable.


That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: From a wreath Or and Gules (Crimson), 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.



Crimson is the primary color associated with Maintenance Battalions. The chevron divided shield suggests the support functions provided by the unit. The golden flame is symbolic of the battalion's energy and zeal in the performance of its mission. The three tongues of the flame signify the battle honors awarded the battalion in World War II. The mauls and anvil denote the tools required in maintenance duties and accentuate the support role the battalion has to its command.

The coat of arms was approved on 29 Aug 1996.

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