524TH 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: Azure (Oriental Blue) two chevronels fretty Argent (Silver Gray) charged with eighteen pellets all within a bordure of the second. Attached below the shield a Silver scroll inscribed "SILENT VIGILANCE" in Black letters.

Symbolism
Azure (oriental blue) and silver gray are the colors associated with Military Intelligence. The interlocking chevronels suggest the gathering of information from many sources processed through the unit and distributed throughout the Army, as represented by the border. The black pellets suggest the unit's ability to interpret various data and to form assessments of military situations. Eighteen refers to the number of campaigns in which the unit participated in Korea and Vietnam.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 16 May 1983.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Azure (Oriental Blue) two chevronels fretty Argent (Silver Gray) charged with eighteen pellets all within a bordure of the second.

Crest

On a wreath of the colors (Argent and Azure), a garb of rice Or charged at base with a Taeguk Proper; overall a bayonet palewise, point up, blade Sable and hilt Argent (Silver Gray) all tied with a ribbon Gules.

Motto

SILENT VIGILANCE.

Symbolism

Shield

Azure (oriental blue) and silver gray are the colors associated with Military Intelligence. The interlocking chevronels suggest the gathering of information from many sources processed through the unit and distributed throughout the Army, as represented by the border. The black pellets suggest the unit's ability to interpret various data and to form assessments of military situations. Eighteen refers to the number of campaigns in which the unit participated in Korea and Vietnam.

Crest

The bayonet alludes to the unit's participation in campaigns n Vietnam and Korea, represented by the garb of rice and Taeguk. The black blade refers to secrecy and the unit's intelligence function. The red band of the garb refers to the Meritorious Unit Commendation awarded the unit for service in Vietnam.

Background
Background: The coat of arms was approved on 16 May 1983.





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