313TH MILITARY INTELLIGENCE BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A silver color metal and enamel device 1 1.8 inches (2.86cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Azure (Teal Blue), a fess checky Argent and Tenné, overall a mullet of six points of the second. Attached below around the sides and bottom of the shield a Silver scroll inscribed "SAVIOR C'EST POUVOIR" in Black.

Symbolism
Teal blue and white are the colors used for units not assigned to a branch and refer to the original unit designation, the 313th Army Security Agency Battalion. The colors orange and white refer to the organization's former affiliation with the Signal Corps and the six points of the mullet allude to the battalion's decorations for World War II and Vietnam service.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 313th Army Security Agency Battalion on 11 Apr 1957. It was redesignated for the 313th Military Intelligence Battalion (CEWI) and amended to change the color of the shield and revise symbolism on 30 May 1980. On 21 Dec 2000, the insignia was amended to change the color of the shield, revise the symbolism and update the description.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Azure (Teal Blue), a fess checky Argent and Tenné, overall a mullet of six points of the second.

Crest

From a wreath Argent and Azure (Teal Blue), a dragon passant Gules garnished Or in front of a mount Vert impaled with twelve bamboo spikes Proper, the dragon's tail interlaced with the spikes.

Motto

SAVOIR C'EST POUVOIR (Knowledge Is Power).

Symbolism

Shield

Teal blue and white are the colors used for units not assigned to a branch and refer to the original unit designation, the 313th Army Security Agency Battalion. The colors orange and white refer to the organization's former affiliation with the Signal Corps and the six points of the mullet allude to the battalion's decorations for World War II and Vietnam service.

Crest

The dragon, symbolic of alertness and readiness, denotes the unit's service as an Army Security Agency Battalion in Vietnam. The mount refers to the lush terrain of that country and the twelve spikes to the number of campaigns in which the unit participated.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 313th Army Security Agency Battalion on 11 Apr 1957. On 7 Feb 1973, it was cancelled. The coat of arms was reinstated and designated for the 313th Military Intelligence Battalion (CEWI) and amended to add crest, change color of shield and revise blazon and symbolism on 30 May 1980. On 21 Dec 2000, the coat of arms amended to change the color shield and revise the symbolism.





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