138TH 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 shield emblazoned: Per pale Tenné and Sable, a pile between a mullet of eight points and three kampilans bendwise in pale Argent. Attached below the shield a silver motto scroll inscribed "SUCCESS OF COMMAND" in black letters.

Symbolism
Orange and white are the colors used by the Signal Corps. The three kampilans represent the unit's campaign service in the Philippines and the star is for the award of the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation. The searchlight in center suggests one of the functions of the unit.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved 20 Feb 1962.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per pale Tenné and Sable, a pile between a mullet of eight points and three kampilans bendwise in pale Argent.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalion of the Indiana National Guard: On a wreath of the colors, Argent and Tenné, a demi-lion rampant Argent, holding in dexter paw a laurel branch Vert.

Motto

SUCCESS OF COMMAND

Symbolism
Orange and white are the colors used by the Signal Corps. The three kampilans represent the unit's campaign service in the Philippines and the star is for the award of the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation. The searchlight in center suggests one of the functions of the unit.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 20 Feb 1962.





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