314TH 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: Argent, within a cross quarter pierced Azure (Oriental Blue) the device from the flag of Okinawa Proper; on a chief wavy Sable a dagger and a key wards up saltirewise of the first. Attached below the shield a black scroll inscribed "SAPIENTIA ET VERITAS" in silver letters.

Symbolism
Oriental blue and silver/silver gray are the colors traditionally associated with the Military Intelligence Corps. The red and white Okinawa symbol represents the unit's Pacific service. The blue and white squares simulate a chess board band allude to strategy in gathering intelligence information. Black implies covert operations while the silver key and sword refer to securing information for military activities. Black and white also signify day and night operations.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 8 May 1990.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Argent, within a cross quarter pierced Azure (Oriental Blue) the device from the flag of Okinawa Proper; on a chief wavy Sable a dagger and a key wards up saltirewise of the first.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: From a wreath Argent and Azure (Oriental Blue), 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.

Motto

SAPIENTIA ET VERITAS (Wisdom and Truth).

Symbolism

Shield

Oriental blue and silver/silver gray are the colors traditionally associated with the Military Intelligence Corps. The red and white Okinawa symbol represents the unit's Pacific service. The blue and white squares simulate a chess board band allude to strategy in gathering intelligence information. Black implies covert operations while the silver key and sword refer to securing information for military activities. Black and white also signify day and night operations.

Crest

The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved on 9 May 1990. It was amended to include a crest on 22 June 2000. The insignia was amended effective 16 October 2012, to replace the current crest with the crest of the Army Reserve.





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