Vert (bottle green), on an octagon one point up Argent (Silver Gray) voided Sable, four lightning flashes two and two radiating from base point Or overall, and between the flashes a quill palewise of the last.
From a wreath Silver Gray and Vert, a laurel wreath Proper superimposed by a bamboo annulet Or and surmounted by two scimitars hilts to base saltirewise Proper; overall a dragon's head couped Gules garnished Tenné, armed Argent.
TRIUMPHUS PERSUASIONIS (Triumph of Persuasion).
Bottle green and silver gray are colors traditionally associated with Psychological Operations organizations. The black background of the octagon refers to the darkness of ignorance in reference to the uninformed state of mind of the Battalion's target audience. The silver gray border conveys light and knowledge and points to the unit's goal of enlightening the mind by means of persuasion. The lightning flashes imply radio broadcasts or oral words; the quill is for written words and together they represent the methods used by the organization to persuade the target audience. The eight sides suggest the Battalion's numerical designation.
Silver gray and bottle (Vert) represent the branch of the battalion. The many campaigns in which the unit participated in Vietnam are recalled by the bamboo annulet and the dragon's head. The annulet also denotes continuity of achievement during Vietnam service. The scimitars signify unit campaigns in defense of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. The laurel wreath, symbolic of honor and achievement, refers to the decorations awarded to the battalion. Gold denotes excellence.
The coat of arms was authorized on 22 Mar 1993. It was amended to include a crest on 22 July 2002.