345TH 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 fess Azure (Oriental Blue) and Sable, a knight on a horse and on his sinister arm a shield charged with a rose and in his dexter hand a lance palewise piercing a dragon in base all Argent (Silver Gray). Attached below the shield an Oriental Blue scroll doubled inscribed "DRAGON SLAYERS" in Silver.

Symbolism
Oriental blue and silver gray are the colors traditionally used by Military Intelligence; blue and black represent night and day vigilance and the unit's covert and overt missions. The knight slaying the dragon highlights the motto and embodies combat readiness, strategy and determination. The rose on the knight's shield is adapted from the branch insignia of Military Intelligence and suggests "sub-rosa" activities.

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




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per fess Azure (Oriental Blue) and Sable, a knight on a horse and on his sinister arm a shield charged with a rose and in his dexter hand a lance palewise piercing a dragon in base all Argent (Silver Gray), detailed of the second.

Crest

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

DRAGON SLAYERS.

Symbolism

Shield

Oriental blue and silver gray are the colors traditionally used by Military Intelligence; blue and black represent night and day vigilance and the unit's covert and overt missions. The knight slaying the dragon highlights the motto and embodies combat readiness, strategy and determination. The rose on the knight's shield is adapted from the branch insignia of Military Intelligence and suggests "sub-rosa" activities.

Crest

The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

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





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