1ST SIGNAL BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Per bend Argent and Tenné. Attached below the shield a Silver scroll inscribed "IN MEDIAS RES" in Black letters.

Symbolism
The shield is in the colors of the Signal Corps.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 59th Signal Battalion on 9 April 1932. It was redesignated for the 1st Armored Signal Battalion on 7 May 1942. The insignia was redesignated for the 1st Signal Battalion on 5 February 1962.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per bend Argent and Tenné.

Crest

On a wreath of the colors Argent and Tenné and issuing of the first a torch bearing a fleur-de-lis Gules and flamed Or charged with an arrowhead Vert.

Motto

IN MEDIAS RES (Into the Midst of Things).

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is in the colors of the Signal Corps.

Crest

The fleur-de-lis alludes to Europe where the unit participated in six campaigns; its color refers to the award of the Meritorious Unit Commendation streamer for "European Theater." The torch and arrowhead represent "Operation Torch," indicating the unit's assault landing in the Algeria-French Morocco Campaign, World War II.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 59th Signal Battalion on 14 March 1932. It was redesignated for the 1st Armored Signal Battalion on 7 May 1942. It was again redesignated for the 1st Signal Battalion on 5 February 1962. The coat of arms was amended to add a crest on 24 July 1973.





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