203D 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: Per chevron Azure and Argent, in chief a polestar of the like and in base a fountain. Attached below the shield a Red scroll inscribed "PREPARE PRESERVE PROTECT" in Silver.

Symbolism
Dark blue and scarlet are the color associated with Personnel Services units. The polestar denotes guidance, direction, and leadership, while the chevronwise division of the shield reflects support and strength. The heraldic fountain symbolizes water and highlights the unit's baptism of fire in the Mediterranean area during World War II. The polestar also alludes to the North Star and underscores the Battalion's service in Alaska.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 5 June 1995.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per chevron Azure and Argent, in chief a polestar of the like and in base a fountain.

Crest

From a wreath Argent and Azure, two palm fronds pilewise Proper superimposed by a sword fesswise Gules, overall a quill palewise Argent.

Motto

PREPARE PRESERVE PROTECT.

Symbolism

Shield

Dark blue and scarlet are the color associated with Personnel Services units. The polestar denotes guidance, direction, and leadership, while the chevronwise division of the shield reflects support and strength. The heraldic fountain symbolizes water and highlights the unit's baptism of fire in the Mediterranean area during World War II. The polestar also alludes to the North Star and underscores the Battalion's service in Alaska.

Crest

The palm, for victory, with the sword and quill commemorate the unit's campaign participation during World War II (European-African-Middle Eastern Theater).

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 5 June 1995.





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