231ST MILITARY POLICE BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall consisting of a gold saltire, the ends couped at right angles, bearing at the center a black disc charged with a gold five-pointed star, all within and surmounted by a green annulet inscribed at base "IN TRUST" all in gold letters. Areas between the saltire and the annulet are pierced.

Symbolism
The saltire was suggested by the State Flag of Alabama and symbolizes support and confidence. The annulet is symbolic of complete control. The gold star represents authority while the black disc refers to prudence and wisdom. Green and yellow (gold) are colors used for Military Police units.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 156th Military Police Battalion on 6 June 1975. It was redesignated effective 1 September 1981, for the 231st Military Police Battalion.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Vert, a saltire couped urdée Or charged with a gunstone bearing a mullet of the second and debruised by an annulet of the first fimbriated yellow.

Crest

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

Motto

IN TRUST.

Symbolism

Shield

The saltire was suggested by the State Flag of Alabama and symbolizes support and confidence. The annulet is symbolic of complete control. The gold star represents authority while the black disc refers to prudence and wisdom. Green and yellow are colors used for Military Police units.

Crest

The crest is that of the Alabama Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 20 September 1996.





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