229TH MEDICAL BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall, consisting of a shield blazoned: Per chevron Vert and Sanguine (Maroon), in dexter chief a charging knight on horseback facing sinister holding a lance with pennant bend sinisterwise Argent (Silver Gray) and in sinister chief a crescent of the last, in base between six mullets pilewise Or a caduceus of the third (Silver Gray). Attached on the bottom of the shield is a tripartite Maroon scroll doubled and inscribed "IMPEDO" "PROVIDEO" "CONTEGO" in Silver.

Symbolism
Maroon and white (silver) are colors traditionally associated with the Medical Corps. Green is for medicine and regeneration. The two sections of the shield highlight Echelons I and II of medical care. The chevron shape of the partition line refers to the NCO Corps, backbone of the Army. The charging knight represents the Early Campaign of the Multifunctional Medical Battalion to provide early medical care to the warfighter. The knight also gives emphasis to the fighting soldiers for whom the Multifunctional Medical Battalion provides support. The crescent is adapted from the seal of Missouri symbolizing Missouri as the "second son," as it was the second state formed out of the Louisiana Purchase. The stars highlight the six branches of the Medical Department. Gold is emblematic of honor and high ideals. The caduceus represents the Command and Control of the Multifunctional Medical Battalion. The motto translates to "Prevent Provide Protect."

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 4 January 2010.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per chevron Vert and Sanguine (Maroon), in dexter chief a charging knight on horseback facing sinister holding a lance with pennant bend sinisterwise Argent (Silver Gray) and in sinister chief a crescent of the last, in base between six mullets pilewise Or a caduceus of the third (Silver Gray).

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Missouri Army National Guard: From a wreath Argent and Vert, a grizzly bear rampant Proper.

Motto

IMPEDO PROVIDEO CONTEGO (Prevent Provide Protect).

Symbolism

Shield

Maroon and white (silver) are colors traditionally associated with the Medical Corps. Green is for medicine and regeneration. The two sections of the shield highlight Echelons I and II of medical care. The chevron shape of the partition line refers to the NCO Corps, backbone of the Army. The charging knight represents the Early Campaign of the Multifunctional Medical Battalion to provide early medical care to the warfighter. The knight also gives emphasis to the fighting soldiers for whom the Multifunctional Medical Battalion provides support. The crescent is adapted from the seal of Missouri symbolizing Missouri as the "second son," as it was the second state formed out of the Louisiana Purchase. The stars highlight the six branches of the Medical Department. Gold is emblematic of honor and high ideals. The caduceus represents the Command and Control of the Multifunctional Medical Battalion.

Crest

The crest is that of the Missouri Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 4 January 2010.





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