136TH SIGNAL BATTALION (OBSOLETE INSIGNIA)
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18cm) in height overall, consisting of a shield and crest blazoned: Shield: Tenné, a mullet Argent, overall five flashes conjoined in fess point Sable. Crest: On a wreath of the colors, Argent and Tenné, a mullet Argent encircled by a garland of line oak and olive Proper. Attached around the base of the shield a semicircular black scroll with silver spokes inscribed "COMMAND ON THE MOVE" in silver letters.

Symbolism
Orange and white/silver are the colors traditionally associated with the Signal Corps. The star is a symbol of Texas, the home of the unit; the star also denotes command and control. The five black flashes radiating from the center of the star convey the ability to communicate with multidirectional capabilities day or night. The crest is that of the state of Texas; the star alludes to the Texas flag, while the oak and laurel wreath surrounding it highlights the virtues of strength and peace. The black scroll in the form of a stylized wheel emphasizes the mobile power of the unit.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 13 Jul 1990.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Tenné, a mullet Argent, overall five flashes conjoined in fess point Sable.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalion of the Texas Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors, Argent and Tenné, a mullet Argent encircled by a garland of line oak and olive Proper.

Motto

COMMAND ON THE MOVE

Symbolism
Orange and white are the colors traditionally associated with the Signal Corps. The star is a symbol of Texas, the home of the unit; the star also denotes command and control. The five black flashes radiating from the center of the star convey the ability to communicate with multidirectional capabilities day or night.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 17 May 1990.





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