720TH MILITARY POLICE BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A gold color metal and enamel insignia 1 5/32 inches (2.94cm) in height consisting of a shield blazoned: Vert, a dexter gauntlet in fess Or grasping an imp, head to base, Sable. Attached below the shield a Gold color metal scroll inscribed "ORDERLY REGULATION" in Green enamel letters.

Symbolism
The golden restraining hand grasping the inverted black imp, which is symbolical of a petty devil or malignant spirit, is symbolical of the restraining functions of the organization, implying the means by which undesirable factions are kept under control. The motto "ORDERLY REGULATION" is expressive of the determination of the personnel to regulate with order, and alludes to the charges on the shield.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved 2 May 1952.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Vert, a dexter gauntlet in fess Or grasping an imp head to base, Sable.

Crest

From a wreath Or and Vert, in front of two swords points up to saltirewise Proper, a stylized Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry Or charged with a Philippine sea-lion Sable; overall a wreath of laurel proper garnished Gules.

Motto

ORDERLY REGULATION.

Symbolism

Shield

The golden restraining hand grasping the inverted black imp, which is symbolical of a petty devil or malignant spirit, is symbolical of the restraining functions of the organization, implying the means by which undesirable factions are kept under control.

Crest

The cross recalls the Cross of Gallantry awarded the unit for outstanding service in Vietnam. The sea-lion refers to the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation awarded for service between 1944 and 1945. The wreath represents honor and achievement. The drawn swords denote readiness and recall the many campaigns in which the 720th Military Police Battalion has distinguished itself. Black signifies strength and resolve. Gold symbolizes excellence, and with green represents the Military Police branch.

Motto

The motto, ''ORDERLY REGULATION'' is expressive of the determination of the personnel to regulate with order, and alludes to the charges on the shield.


Background
The coat of arms was originally approved on 2 May 1952. It was cancelled on 19 Jul 1973. On 11 Aug 1999 the coat of arms was reinstated and amended to include a crest.





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