ShieldArgent, a saltire between in pale a fleur-de-lis, both Azure and a prickly pear cactus Vert; on a chief Gules a lion passant guardant Or armed, langued and eyed Azure.
CrestThat for the regiments and separate battalions of the Connecticut Army National Guard: From a wreath Argent and Azure, a grapevine supported and fructed Proper.
MottoARMIS STANT LEGES (Laws Are Maintained By Force Of Arms).
ShieldThe service of the former organization, the 169th Infantry Regiment, is indicated by the shield which is white for Infantry. The saltire symbolizes Civil War service; the fleur-de-lis World War service; and the cactus, Mexican Border duty. The red chief charged with the gold lion represents Revolutionary War service against the British "Red Coats," the lion being taken from the British coat of arms.
CrestThe crest is that of the Connecticut Army National Guard.
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 169th Infantry Regiment on 2 March 1927. It was redesignated for the 169th Regiment with the blazon and symbolism revised on 17 September 1997.