Gules (Brick Red), an Indian elephant head caboshed, ears displayed Or, tusked Argent, jessant an anchor throughout of the second cabled and stocked proper; between two truck wheels of the second tired Proper.
On a wreath of the colors, Or and Gules (Brick Red), a mountain Azure capped Argent surmounted by an anchor bendwise sinister Or, debruised by a palm tree bendwise Proper.
WE'LL CARRY YOU.
Brick red and golden yellow are the colors of the Transportation Corps. The anchor stands for inland waterways of Burma and the port duty of the unit's Vietnam tour. The elephant alludes to World War II service when elephants were used extensively to aid loading trucks and aircraft in the Burma-India Theater. The truck wheels are symbolic of transportation.
Buff and blue are the colors of the Quartermaster Corps from which the 39th Transportation Battalion is descended. The ultramarine blue mountain refers to the terrain of Burma. The palm tree refers to Vietnam service and the anchor is a traditional symbol of the Transportation Corps' mission of loading and off-loading at debarkation ports.
The coat of arms was approved on 4 September 1992.