203D MILITARY POLICE BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned as follows: Argent, a saltire Gules between two mullets fesswise Vert, a sword palewise Or with a grip of the third. Attached to the bottom of the shield, following its contours is a stylized "V" Green scroll inscribed "ENFORCERS" and "OF FREEDOM" in Gold letters.

Symbolism
Green and yellow are the colors associated with the Military Police Corps. The motto "Enforcers of Freedom" emphasizes the desire of the Military Police soldiers to compel observance of or obedience to freedom wherever it takes them. The Cross of St. Andrew on a white field, adapted from the Alabama State flag, emphasizes the home base of the unit. Red is the color of valor and sacrifice. The two stars represent the Military Police Corps missions to uphold the law and keep order. The sword represents the military preparedness of the War Fighter.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 14 December 2006.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Argent, a saltire Gules between two mullets fesswise Vert, a sword palewise Or with a grip of the third.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Alabama Army National Guard: From a wreath Argent and Gules, a slip of cotton plant with full bursting boll Proper.

Motto

ENFORCERS OF FREEDOM.

Symbolism

Shield

Green and yellow are the colors associated with the Military Police Corps. The motto "Enforcers of Freedom" emphasizes the desire of the Military Police soldiers to compel observance of or obedience to freedom wherever it takes them. The Cross of St. Andrew on a white field, adapted from the Alabama State flag, emphasizes the home base of the unit. Red is the color of valor and sacrifice. The two stars represent the Military Police Corps missions to uphold the law and keep order. The sword represents the military preparedness of the War Fighter.

Crest

The crest is that of the Alabama Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 14 December 2006.





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