325TH MILITARY INTELLIGENCE BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Per pale Argent (Silver Gray) and Sable a demi-sphinx issuant from dexter and one from sinister respectant counterchanged, a globe Azure (Oriental Blue) gridlined of the first and overall a double-warded key bow to base palewise Or. Attached around and below the shield a tripartite scroll in Oriental Blue inscribed "VALOR VIGILANCE VICTORY" in Silver.

Symbolism
Oriental blue and silver gray are the colors traditionally used by Military Intelligence; gold is emblematic of honor and high achievement. The divided shield and the two sphinxes represent the overt and covert operations of the unit and the night and day, around-the-clock vigilance of Military Intelligence. The globe symbolizes the Battalion's worldwide capabilities and mission. The sphinx represents the silent, vigilant observer. The key highlights intelligence information and its importance in formulating strategy and countermeasure.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved effective 16 September 1997.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per pale Argent (Silver Gray) and Sable a demi-sphinx issuant from dexter and one from sinister respectant counterchanged, a globe Azure (Oriental Blue) gridlined of the first and overall a double-warded key bow to base palewise Or.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: From a wreath Argent and Sable, 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

VALOR VIGILANCE VICTORY.

Symbolism

Shield

Oriental blue and silver gray are the colors traditionally used by Military Intelligence; gold is emblematic of honor and high achievement. The divided shield and the two sphinxes represent the overt and covert operations of the unit and the night and day, around-the-clock vigilance of Military Intelligence. The globe symbolizes the Battalion's worldwide capabilities and mission. The sphinx represents the silent, vigilant observer. The key highlights intelligence information and its importance in formulating strategy and countermeasure.

Crest

The crest is that of the U.S. Army Reserve.

Background
The coat of arms was approved effective 16 September 1997.





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