2D COMBINED ARMS BATTALION, 5TH BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM, 1ST ARMORED DIVISION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in width overall consisting of a shield blazoned as follows: Per bend sinister Azure (Dark Blue) and Or, in bend a mullet and an arrowhead, point up counterchanged; an inescutcheon per bend sinister of the second and Gules, on a pale Gules (Soldier Red) a bayonet erect of the second. Attached below a Dark Blue scroll inscribed "WITH OUR SHIELDS" in Gold.

Symbolism
The shields represent the defender. The counterchange design of the shields denote the transforming of technology in the support of the troops. The colors illustrate the branches that comprise the Battalion ? blue for Infantry, soldier red for Logistics, yellow for Armor, and red for Engineer. The star signifies the command and control system to formulate the Battalion as a modern military force; also, it symbolizes the unit's home state, Texas. In history, the arrowhead was used to inflict physical pain at a short distance; it alludes to the equipment testing of today, which will give the future forces the advantage tomorrow against any national threat. The bayonet suggests the close combat tactics. The pale signifies readiness.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 29 April 2008.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per bend sinister Azure (Dark Blue) and Or, in bend a mullet and an arrowhead, point up counterchanged; an inescutcheon per bend sinister of the second and Gules, on a pale Gules (Soldier Red) edged at top of the second, a bayonet erect of the last.

Crest

None.

Motto

WITH OUR SHIELDS.

Symbolism

Shield

The shields represent the defender. The counterchange design of the shields denote the transforming of technology in the support of the troops. The colors illustrate the branches that comprise the Battalion ? blue for Infantry, soldier red for Logistics, yellow for Armor, and red for Engineer. The star signifies the command and control system to formulate the Battalion as a modern military force; also, it symbolizes the unit's home state, Texas. In history, the arrowhead was used to inflict physical pain at a short distance; it alludes to the equipment testing of today, which will give the future forces the advantage tomorrow against any national threat. The bayonet suggests the close combat tactics. The pale signifies readiness.

Crest

None.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 29 April 2008.





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