56TH PERSONNEL SERVICES 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, billetty Argent, a chevron embattled Gules fimbriated of the second. Attached around the bottom and sides of the shield, a red tripartite scroll inscribed "SUPPORT" "STRENGTH" "VICTORY" in Silver.

Symbolism
Dark blue and scarlet are the colors traditionally associated with the Adjutant General's Corps. Red is also emblematic of valor and sacrifice. The embattled chevron symbolizes support and strength and reflects the unit's motto. The billets (or rectangles) allude to the movement of information and personnel services for the soldiers.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 11 January 1995.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Azure, billetty Argent, a chevron embattled Gules fimbriated of the second.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the New York Army National Guard: From a wreath Argent and Azure, the full rigged ship "Half Moon" all Proper.

Motto

SUPPORT STRENGTH VICTORY.

Symbolism

Shield

Dark blue and scarlet are the colors traditionally associated with the Adjutant General's Corps. Red is also emblematic of valor and sacrifice. The embattled chevron symbolizes support and strength and reflects the unit's motto. The billets (or rectangles) allude to the movement of information and personnel services for the soldiers.

Crest

The crest is that of the New York Army National Guard. It represents Henry Hudson's ship, "Half Moon," in which he discovered the Hudson River in 1609.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 11 January 1995.





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