Checky Argent and Azure (Oriental Blue), a sun in its splendor Or charged with a demi-griffin couped Gules grasping in dexter claws a sword Proper.
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.
ILLUMINATE THE TRUTH.
Oriental Blue is the primary color traditionally used by Military Intelligence. The checky field, symbolizing a chessboard, refers to the unique skills of strategy necessary for the success of the intelligence mission. The sunburst alludes to the motto, the mission effort to gain data and information to serve the best national interest. The demi-griffin, mythological symbol of intelligence and valor, denotes the ideals and goals of the unit. Scarlet indicates courage and sacrifice, gold signifies excellence.
The crest is that of the U.S. Army Reserve.
The coat of arms was authorized on 9 Oct 1997.