850TH MILITARY POLICE BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall blazoned as follows: Per fess Gules and Or, in chief three piles conjoined in point of the second, superimposed by a sword erect Sable throughout, all between square flanches Vert, overall in fess two pistols saltirewise, muzzles upward, of the third. Attached below the device is a Black scroll inscribed "VERITAS ∆QUITAS" in Silver letters.

Symbolism
Yellow and green are the colors traditionally associated with Military Police Corps. The upper portion of the background is adopted from the State Flag of Arizona and the Arizona Army National Guard shoulder sleeve insignia, the red and yellow represent the rays of sunshine for which the state is known for. Black denotes the dependability and strength of the Soldiers in the Battalion. The sword symbolizes military readiness and leadership. The crossed pistols illustrate the unit's mission of law enforcement. The square flanches signify the Battalion's vigilance toward national security. The motto translates to "Truth and Justice."

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 23 December 2010.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per fess Gules and Or, in chief three piles conjoined in point of the second, superimposed by a sword erect Sable throughout, all between square flanches Vert, overall in fess two pistols saltirewise, muzzles upward, of the third and fimbriated of the second.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Arizona Army National Guard: From a wreath Or and Gules, a giant cactus Proper.

Motto

VERITAS ∆QUITAS (Truth and Justice).

Symbolism

Shield

Yellow and green are the colors traditionally associated with Military Police Corps. The upper portion of the background is adopted from the State Flag of Arizona and the Arizona Army National Guard shoulder sleeve insignia, the red and yellow represent the rays of sunshine for which the state is known for. Black denotes the dependability and strength of the Soldiers in the Battalion. The sword symbolizes military readiness and leadership. The crossed pistols illustrate the unit's mission of law enforcement. The square flanches signify the Battalion's vigilance toward national security.

Crest

The crest is that of the Arizona Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 23 December 2010.





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