254TH TRANSPORTATION BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned as follows: Or, on a saltire Gules (Brick Red) a cross throughout Sable; in the first quarter, cantonwise, two squares in pale of the second each charged with a smaller square of the third; in the second quarter a scorpion Tenné. Attached below a Gold motto scroll inscribed "SWIFT AND SECURE" in Black letters.

Symbolism
Gold refers to the color buff associated with the Transportation Branch. The black bars of the cross represent the paved roads and combined miles of capable support available to facilitate the success of the Battalion's missions. The brick red saltire symbolizes the origins of the Battalion within the State of Florida. The squares represent the Battalion's support for state emergencies. The scorpion symbolizes the unit's lethal ability to deploy to any theater of action and successfully fulfill mission requirements.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 1 October 2008.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Or, on a saltire Gules (Brick Red) a cross throughout Sable; in the first quarter cantonwise, two squares in pale of the second each charged with a smaller square of the third; in the second quarter a scorpion Tenné.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Florida Army National Guard: From a wreath Or and Gules (Brick Red), an alligator statant Proper.

Motto

SWIFT AND SECURE.

Symbolism

Shield

Gold refers to the color buff associated with the Transportation Branch. The black bars of the cross represent the paved roads and combined miles of capable support available to facilitate the success of the Battalion's missions. The brick red saltire symbolizes the origins of the Battalion within the State of Florida. The squares represent the Battalion's support for state emergencies. The scorpion symbolizes the unit's lethal ability to deploy to any theater of action and successfully fulfill mission requirements.

Crest

The crest is that of the Florida Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 1 October 2008.





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