93D MILITARY POLICE 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 quatrefoil shaped background of green. Divided horizontally and vertically into four segments and charged with a vertical silver column behind two gold crossed keys

Symbolism
The green background is divided into four repeating segments alluding to the four campaign streamers awarded to the Battalion in the Korean War. The silver column represents strength, and the gold keys represent security, both elements being the concern of the Battalion.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 16 June 1966. It was amended to update the description and symbolism on 8 November 2007.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Quarterly Vert and Argent, within a quatrefoil quarterly counterchanged and voided of the field, a column of the second edged at dexter base and sinister chief of the first, surmounted at fess point by two keys in saltire Or, wards upward, edged in second and third quarter of the first.

Crest

From a wreath Argent and Vert, two Vietnamese spears in saltire Proper, overall three spears palewise erect, shafts Brün, garnished Sable, spearheads Or superimposed by a scorpion Buff, bearing on its abdomen a fusil Gules.

Motto

STRIKE HARD, STRIKE FAST.

Symbolism

Shield

The green segments of the background and the quatrefoil denote the four campaign streamers awarded the Battalion in the Korean War. The column represents strength and the gold keys represent security, both elements being the concern of the Battalion.

Crest

The spears, weapons used in Vietnam, refer to service in that country. The crossed spears and the three spears signify the unit's 13 Vietnam campaign credits; the three gold spearheads suggest the decorations for duty in Vietnam. The scorpion, a desert insect known for its deadly sting, alludes to the 93d Military Police Battalion's motto "Strike Hard, Strike Fast," also suggesting the unit campaign participation in Southwest Asia. The fusil indicates the Battalion's capability to complete each mission; red symbolizes the meritorious unit commendation awarded.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 13 December 2007.





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