36TH TRANSPORTATION BATTALION
Distinctive Unit Insignia
A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height consisting of a front view of an elephant's head in black the forehead charged with two conjoined white stars the trunk to base and curled around a red circular band terminating at the ears and inscribed with the words "SUPPORT" on the left and "BY SERVICE" on the right in gold, the space inside the band in white.
The Battalion's two campaign honors for World War II service in Burma and India are represented by the two stars; the Asiatic elephant, native to both Burma and India and a beast of great strength and intelligence, is symbolic of transportation in that part of the world. The red annulet, suggesting the rim of a wheel, alludes to the more modern means employed by the 36th Transportation Battalion.
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 27 April 1966.