Per fess Buff and Or in base a water bouget Sable issuing five lightning flashes radiant to chief Gules all within a border Celeste.
That for regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: From a wreath Buff and Light Blue, the Lexington Minute Man Proper. The statue of the Minute Man, Captain John Parker H.H. Kitson, sculptor), stands on the Common in Lexington, Massachusetts.
SERVE AND ASSIST.
Buff and light blue are the colors associated with the Quartermaster Corps. Buff and yellow reflect the unit's lineage as a Supply and Service Battalion. The water bouget, two large skin bags used to carry water to troops, symbolizes the mission of the organization. The lightning flashes allude to the distinguished service of the Third Army and reflect the number of campaigns credited to the unit during World War II and the award of the Meritorious Unit Commendation as implied by the color red.
The crest is that of the U.S. Army Reserve.
The coat of arms was approved effective 16 September 1996, for the 317th Quartermaster Battalion.