108TH SIGNAL BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86cm) in height overall consisting of a green enamel palmetto branch stem to base passing under and over a voided silver five-pointed star between two orange lightning bolts arced convexly left and right all below a blue enamel scroll bearing the inscription "PRIDE IN EXCELLENCE" in silver letters.

Symbolism
Orange and white (silver) are the colors used for the Signal Corps. The palmetto branch refers to South Carolina, "The Palmetto State," the unit's home area. The star implies command and guidance and represents the overall mission, while the lightning bolts symbolize speed and efficiency.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved on 15 Jan 1971. It was amended on 8 Nov 1996, to change the symbolism.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Argent, a palmetto branch stem to base Vert charged with a mullet White voided Green between two lightning bolts arched chevronwise reversed Tenné.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the South Carolina Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors, Argent and Vert, upon a mount Green a palmetto tree Proper charged with a crescent White.

Motto

PRIDE IN EXCELLENCE

Symbolism

Shield

Orange and white (silver) are the colors used for the Signal Corps. The palmetto branch refers to South Carolina, "The Palmetto State," the unit's home area. The star implies command and guidance and represents the overall mission, while the lightning bolts symbolize speed and efficiency.

Crest

The crest is that of the South Carolina Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was authorized on 8 No 1996.





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