373D MILITARY INTELLIGENCE BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A silver metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall consisting of a silver disc bearing a green laurel wreath interlaced with a diagonally crossed black key, wards up and a yellow lightning flash and in base a red dagger, point up, all upon a silver sun with four straight and four wavy alternating rays, and all enclosed at bottom and sides by a blue tripartite scroll doubled and inscribed "COLLECT SUPPORT DEFEND" in silver letters.

Symbolism
Oriental blue and silver gray/silver are the colors traditionally associated with Military Intelligence. The disc, symbolizing the earth, recalls the worldwide mission of Military Intelligence; the sunburst behind it is adapted from the Military Intelligence branch insignia. The wreath stands for honor, the key for security and the lightning flash for speed. The dagger recalls the danger of the Military Intelligence mission.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 18 August 1989.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Azure (Oriental Blue), a plate charged with a key wards to chief Sable and a lightning flash Or saltirewise upon a sunburst Argent interlaced with a laurel wreath Vert, overall in base a dagger, blade, hilt and pommel Or, grip Gules.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: On a wreath of the colors, Argent and Azure (Oriental Blue), the Lexington Minute Man Proper. The statue of the Minute Man, Captain John Parker (H.H. Kitson, sculptor), stands on the Common in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Motto

COLLECT SUPPORT DEFEND.

Symbolism

Shield

Oriental blue is the color traditionally associated with Military Intelligence. The plate, symbolizing the earth, recalls the worldwide mission of Military Intelligence; the sunburst behind it is adapted from the Military Intelligence branch insignia. The wreath stands for honor, the key for security and the lightning flash for speed. The dagger recalls the danger of the Military Intelligence mission.

Crest

The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.





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