642D MILITARY INTELLIGENCE BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Per fess Sable and checky Azure (Oriental Blue) and Argent a helmeted Greek warrior couped affronté Argent and Sable. Attached below the shield a Red scroll doubled and inscribed "EYES OF THE WARRIOR" in Silver.

Symbolism
Oriental blue and silver gray (silver) are the colors traditionally used by the Military Intelligence branch. The checky field refers again to the branch, symbolizing the mission of the intelligence maneuvers and activities. The motto is emphasized by the head of the warrior with helmet raised from the face to denote clarity of vision and heightened perception. Black signifies resolve and strength of purpose, white integrity.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved effective 1 September 1996.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per fess Sable and checky Azure (Oriental Blue) and Argent a helmeted Greek warrior couped affronté Argent and Sable.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the New York Army National Guard: From a wreath Argent and Sable, the full rigged ship "Half Moon" all Proper.

Motto

EYES OF THE WARRIOR.

Symbolism

Shield

Oriental blue and silver gray (silver) are the colors traditionally used by the Military Intelligence branch. The checky field refers again to the branch, symbolizing the mission of the intelligence maneuvers and activities. The motto is emphasized by the head of the warrior with helmet raised from the face to denote clarity of vision and heightened perception. Black signifies resolve and strength of purpose, white integrity.

Crest

The crest is that of the New York Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved effective 1 September 1996.





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