1ST INFORMATION OPERATIONS 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 length overall consisting of a shield blazoned as follows: LEFT: Per chevron Gris and Purpure, in dexter chief a chess knight Sable and sinister chief a knight's helm Azure, in base a demi-dragon rampant Gules; on a chief Teal a sphere of the fourth, gridlined and fimbriated and charged with a lightning bolt and sword in saltire of the first. RIGHT: Per chevron Gris and Purpure, in dexter chief a chess knight Sable and sinister chief a knight's helm Azure, in base a demi-dragon rampant Gules to sinister; on a chief Teal a sphere of the fourth, gridlined and fimbriated and charged with a lightning bolt and sword in saltire of the first. Attached below a Teal scroll inscribed "CUSTODIA INDICIUM AUSUM" in Silver.

Symbolism
Teal is the color traditionally associated with Branch Immaterial. The following three images symbolize the military expertise of the Battalion: the black chess piece denotes the Psychological Warfare and Military Deception capabilities; the red dragon signifies operation security and information warfare; the blue knight's helm suggests protecting of the information domain. The purple chevron represents the Battalion's support to the Army and Joint Forces. The globe upon the chief indicates the ability to deploy on any military mission worldwide. The lightning bolt alludes to electronic warfare and computer networking operations, to attack, defend, and exploit. The sword denotes the unit's responsibility and ability to defend and protect all forces. The motto translates to "Protection Information Exploitation."

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 15 October 2007.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per chevron Argent and Purpure, in dexter chief a chess knight Sable and sinister chief a knight's helm to sinister Azure, in base a demi-dragon rampant Gules edged of the first; on a chief Teal a sphere of the fourth, gridlined and fimbriated and charged with a lightning bolt of the first, surmounted by a sword in saltire, blade of the last, hand guard Sable edged Argent.

Crest

None.

Motto

CUSTODIA INDICIUM AUSUM (Protection Information Exploitation).

Symbolism

Shield

Teal is the color traditionally associated with Branch Immaterial. The following three images symbolize the military expertise of the Battalion: the black chess piece denotes the Psychological Warfare and Military Deception capabilities; the red dragon signifies operation security and information warfare; the blue knight's helm suggests protecting of the information domain. The purple chevron represents the Battalion's support to the Army and Joint Forces. The globe upon the chief indicates the ability to deploy on any military mission worldwide. The lightning bolt alludes to electronic warfare and computer networking operations, to attack, defend, and exploit. The sword denotes the unit's responsibility and ability to defend and protect all forces.

Crest

None.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 15 October 2007.





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