36TH 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 fess Tenné and vair, in chief a lion passant guardant Argent. Attached below the shield a triparted Silver scroll inscribed "FOR THE COMMANDER" in Black letters.

Symbolism
Orange and white are the colors traditionally associated with the Signal Corps. The lion is from the Arms of Normandy, location of the first campaign in which the battalion participated in World War II. The heraldic fur known as "vair," resembling blue and white bells, refers to signaling.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 10 February 1965. It was amended to revise the description and symbolism of the design on 17 June 1991.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per fess Tenné and vair, in chief a lion passant guardant Argent armed and langued Azure.

Crest

On a wreath of the colors, Argent and Tenné, an oriental dragon passant Gules in front of a torch enflamed Or, between two lightning flashes issuing from center base pilewise Or.

Motto

FOR THE COMMANDER.

Symbolism

Shield

Orange and white are the colors traditionally associated with the Signal Corps. The lion is from the Arms of Normandy, location of the first campaign in which the battalion participated in World War II. The heraldic fur known as "vair," resembling blue and white bells, refers to signaling.

Crest

The dragon is representative of Vietnam where the Battalion participated in twelve campaigns during that conflict. The torch and lightning flashes are symbolically associated with the Signal Corps. Red stands for courage and sacrifice and gold is emblematic of excellence.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 4 December 1964. It was amended to add a crest and revise the symbolism on 17 June 1991.





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