24TH TRANSPORTATION BATTALION
Distinctive Unit Insignia
A gold colored base metal and enamel insignia 1 1/4 inches (3.18cm) overall consisting of a gold pilot's wheel of eight spokes with a brick red rim, within the rim in saltire two parallel gold diagonal lines surmounted by a black wavy diagonal band; all above a gold scroll interlaced with the five lower handles of the wheel, and inscribed "SERVICE IS OUR PRODUCT" in black letters.
The pilot's wheel refers to the Battalion's mission of providing command staff direction to attached units. The lines allude to terminal service facilities for loading and unloading and for the transshipment of cargo and personnel. The wavy diagonal band is from the arms of the Rhineland. It refers to the participation of the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment of the Battalion in the Rhineland and Central Europe campaigns.
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 22 April 1966.
Coat of Arms
Gules (Brick Red), a pilot's wheel within an orle of rope Or; on a chief of the like a bar wavy Sable.
From a wreath Or and Gules (Brick Red) a wreath of palm Vert superimposed by a sword and scimitar saltirewise points down Argent with grips of the first surmounted by a polestar of the like voided Gules interlaced by an annulet Azure.
SERVICE IS OUR PRODUCT.
The pilot's wheel refers to the battalion's mission of providing command staff direction to attached units. The rope alludes to terminal service facilities for loading and unloading and for the transshipment of cargo and personnel. The wavy band is from the arms of the Rhineland and Central Europe campaigns, World War II.
The points of the polestar commemorate the unit's four decorations; red denotes valor and reflects the color of the Meritorious Unit Commendation. Blue, white and gold are the colors of the Joint Meritorious Unit Award. The blue annulet alludes to a globe, highlighting the organization's worldwide war history, and interlaces the star symbolizing support and strength. The sword and scimitar represent World War II and Southwest Asia service. The palm branches refer to the tropical nature of Vietnam and the unit's war service there.
The coat of arms was approved on 25 September 1998. It was amended to include a crest on 13 January 1999.