ShieldArgent, a nude Indian affronté garlanded about the loins with foliage, holding in his right hand an arrow point down paleways, in his left hand a bow in a similar position, all Proper (the seal of the Massachusetts Bay Colony of 1628-80), and in sinister chief an escutcheon Azure bearing the four mullets of the Southern Cross of the first (the shoulder sleeve insignia of the Americal Division); on a canton of the last fringed Gules a cross of the like.
CrestThat for the regiments of the Massachusetts Army National Guard: On a wreath Argent and Azure, a dexter arm embowed clothed Blue and ruffed White Proper grasping a broad sword Argent the pommel and hilt Or.
MottoAVITOS JUVAMUS HONORES (We Uphold Our Ancient Honors).
ShieldThe shield is white, the old Infantry color, and also the color of the Massachusetts State flag. The Indian is that shown on the first seal of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, made in England and sent to this country in 1628 and used thereafter until 1680. The canton and the Saint George's cross indicate the British origin.
CrestThe crest is that of the Massachusetts Army National Guard.
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 182d Infantry Regiment on 19 November 1926. It was amended to correct the blazon of the shield on 4 August 1948. It was redesignated for the 182d Cavalry Regiment effective 1 September 2006. The insignia was redesignated for the 182d Infantry Regiment effective 1 September 2009.