10TH SUPPORT BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Per fess dancetty two points enhanced Azure and Gules (Brick Red), a saltire Buff and in chief a garb of wheat Or. Attached below the shield a Gold scroll doubled Blue and inscribed "PROUD TO SUPPORT" in Brick Red letters.

Symbolism
Buff and brick red are colors traditionally associated with the Quartermaster Corps and the Transportation Corps, respectively, the predecessor organization. The garb of wheat is symbolic of supply. The saltire is representative of crossroads and also forms the Roman numeral "X," the unit's numerical designation. The pointed brick red areas with the blue above are suggestive of the peaks of the Apennine Mountains and the Po Valley where the unit's predecessor, the 10th Quartermaster Battalion, earned its honors in World War II.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 10th Supply and Transport Battalion on 30 September 1985. It was redesignated for the 10th Support Battalion with the description and symbolism revised on 14 March 1991.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per fess dancetty two points enhanced Azure and Gules (Brick Red), a saltire Buff and in chief a garb of wheat Or.

Crest

On a wreath of the colors Or and Gules (Brick Red), a winged demi-lion of the last holding in his paws a wagon wheel of ten spokes of the first.

Motto

PROUD TO SUPPORT.

Symbolism

Shield

Buff and brick red are colors traditionally associated with the Quartermaster Corps and the Transportation Corps, respectively, the predecessor organization. The garb of wheat is symbolic of supply. The saltire is representative of crossroads and also forms the Roman numeral "X," the unit's numerical designation. The pointed brick red areas with the blue above are suggestive of the peaks of the Apennine Mountains and the Po Valley where the unit's predecessor, the 10th Quartermaster Battalion, earned its honors in World War II.

Crest

The winged lion is emblematic of courage and the swift performance of duties. The wheel, the type once used on wagons for transport of supplies, with ten spokes also alludes to the unit designation.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 10th Supply and Transport Battalion. It was redesignated for the 10th Support Battalion with the symbolism revised on 14 March 1991.





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