202D MILITARY INTELLIGENCE BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A silver color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall, consisting of a silver dragon's head upon a silver helmet, detailed black, with blue mantling and a silver and blue torse in front of a red torch and yellow flash crossed saltirewise, torch in bend; all enclosed in base by a tripartite silver scroll inscribed "CONLIGE ET PROFICE" in black letters.

Symbolism
Oriental blue and silver gray (silver) are the colors traditionally associated with Military Intelligence units. The helmet is adapted from the device of the unit's parent organization, the 513th Military Intelligence Group, and reflects the unit's history. The lightning flash denotes speed and electronic warfare. The torch signifies truth and alludes to interrogation. The dragon, a mythological guardian of treasures, symbolizes security and strength. Thus, the design elements of the device personify the unit's mission and capabilities.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 27 April 1982. It was amended to add metric measurements and revise the symbolism on 8 November 1993.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Celeste, a lightning bolt Or and torch Gules fimbriated Argent in saltire overall a dragon's head of the last, on a chief checky Argent and Sable a helm affronté garnished Sable.

Crest

From a wreath Or and Celeste, in front of two scimitars in saltire, blades downward, a quill pen fesswise in base, all Proper, overall a sword erect of the first superimposed on the blade by a heraldic rose of the first, garnished Gules.

Motto

CONLIGE ET PROFICE (Collect and Exploit).

Symbolism

Shield

Oriental blue and silver gray are the colors traditionally associated with Military Intelligence units. The helmet is adapted from the device of the unit's parent organization, the 513th Military Intelligence Group, and reflects the unit's original allocation. The helm on the checky background symbolizes counter-intelligence activities. The lightning flash denotes speed and electronic warfare. The torch symbolizes truth and alludes to interrogation. The dragon, a mythical guardian of treasures, symbolizes security and strength.

Crest

The scimitars signify the Battalion’s campaign participation in Southwest Asia; the quill pen denotes the Cease-Fire action during this campaign. The sword symbolizes the military readiness for the continual operations for the War on Terrorism. The heraldic rose represents Military Intelligence. Red suggests daring; gold conveys perception. The four red barbs indicate the four decorations awarded to the unit.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 8 November 1993.





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