231ST SUPPORT BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned as follows: Per chevron debased Azure (Light Blue) and Gules, in chief a port between two towers Argent masoned of the like (Silver Gray) charged with a key ward to chief turned downward and a wrench saltirewise Sable, overall a grenade of the like flamant of the second garnished Or; in base a demi-sunburst of the last surmounting a demi-wheel issuant from base Argent (Silver Gray). Attached around the sides and bottom of the shield is a Black tripartite scroll doubled and inscribed with "WARRIORS" "SUPPORT" "WARRIORS" in Silver letters.

Symbolism
Scarlet is one of the colors traditionally used by Support units and the color also denotes valor and sacrifice. The chevron configuration is a symbol for support and emphasizes the support mission to the warfighter. The castle, symbol of defense and strength, signifies the unit's ties with the Engineer Branch. The following branches are also associated with the Battalion: Quartermaster Corps represented with the blue color and key; Maintenance with the wrench; Ordnance with the flaming bomb; and Transportation with the wheel. The golden sunburst is adapted from the 41st Division and recalls the Battalion's heritage.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved effective 1 September 2008.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per chevron debased Azure (Light Blue) and Gules, in chief a port between two towers Argent masoned of the like (Silver Gray) charged with a key ward to chief turned downward and a wrench saltirewise Sable, overall a grenade of the like flamant of the second garnished Or; in base a demi-sunburst of the last surmounting a demi-wheel issuant from base Argent (Silver Gray).

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the North Dakota Army National Guard: From a wreath Argent and Azure (Light Blue), a sheaf of three arrows Argent (Silver Gray) armed and flighted Gules behind a stringed bow fessways Or with grip of the fourth.

Motto

WARRIORS SUPPORT WARRIORS.

Symbolism

Shield

Scarlet is one of the colors traditionally used by Support units and the color also denotes valor and sacrifice. The chevron configuration is a symbol for support and emphasizes the support mission to the warfighter. The castle, symbol of defense and strength, signifies the unit's ties with the Engineer Branch. The following branches are also associated with the Battalion: Quartermaster Corps represented with the blue color and key; Maintenance with the wrench; Ordnance with the flaming bomb; and Transportation with the wheel. The golden sunburst is adapted from the 41st Division and recalls the Battalion's heritage.

Crest

The crest is that of the North Dakota Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved effective 1 September 2008.





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