916TH SUPPORT BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned as follows: Per fess wavy enhanced Azure (Old Glory Blue) and Argent, on a pile reversed Gules a lightning bolt and a sword point up pilewise reversed and a pile reversed Or bearing a Spanish morion helmet Sable charged with a cross patée and embellished of the fourth; in chief the Southern Cross Constellation of the second and an eagle stooping to dexter of the fourth. Attached around the bottom of the shield is a Red scroll inscribed "IN CUSPIS PROVICTORIA" in Gold letters.

Symbolism
Red, dark blue, and white are our National colors. The eagle represents victory and military readiness. The Southern Cross Constellation which is visible and revered in the Caribbean highlights South and Central America. Gold is emblematic of honor and high achievement. The blue and the wavy partition line symbolize the vast oceans, waterways, and coastlines of the Americas. The lightning bolt signifies the speed at which the organization provides mission and contingency contracting support to Warfighters across the full spectrum of military operation. The Spanish morion helmet with the Maltese style cross, used on the main sail of the galleons during the Spanish regime, also represents the area of operation of U.S. Army South, the organization's primary customer. Red and gold reflect the Spanish heritage of the region. The acute red angle, point up, underscores the words in the motto "On Point" or "In Cuspis" and its shape and color allude to the Battalion's higher command, Expeditionary Contracting Command. The motto in its entirety translates to "On Point For Victory."

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved effective 16 July 2010.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per fess wavy enhanced Azure (Old Glory Blue) and Argent, on a pile reversed Gules a lightning bolt and a sword point up pilewise reversed and a pile reversed Or bearing a Spanish morion helmet Sable charged with a cross patée and embellished of the fourth; in chief the Southern Cross Constellation of the second and an eagle stooping to dexter of the fourth.

Crest

None.

Motto

IN CUSPIS PROVICTORIA (On Point For Victory).

Symbolism

Shield

Red, dark blue, and white are our National colors. The eagle represents victory and military readiness. The Southern Cross Constellation which is visible and revered in the Caribbean highlights South and Central America. Gold is emblematic of honor and high achievement. The blue and the wavy partition line symbolize the vast oceans, waterways, and coastlines of the Americas. The lightning bolt signifies the speed at which the organization provides mission and contingency contracting support to Warfighters across the full spectrum of military operation. The Spanish morion helmet with the Maltese style cross, used on the main sail of the galleons during the Spanish regime, also represents the area of operation of U.S. Army South, the organization's primary customer. Red and gold reflect the Spanish heritage of the region. The acute red angle, point up, underscores the words in the motto "On Point" or "In Cuspis" and its shape and color allude to the Battalion's higher command, Expeditionary Contracting Command.

Crest

None.

Background
The coat of arms was approved effective 16 July 2010.





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