17TH SUPPORT BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A gold metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a gold Burmese lion on a gold pedestal in front of a gold wheel on a red disc. In base a gold scroll bearing the inscription "READY RELIABLE EXACT" in black letters.

Symbolism
Crimson is a color traditionally associated with Maintenance organizations, the original allocation of the unit. The predecessor Battalion's service in World War II is symbolized by the wheel (dharma chakra) for India and the Burmese lion for Burma. The pedestal alludes to support and refers to the organization's basic mission.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 7th Maintenance Battalion on 30 December 1966. It was amended to revise the description and symbolism on 31 December 1992. The insignia was redesignated with the symbolism revised for the 17th Support Battalion effective 16 October 1993.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Gules (Crimson), surmounting a wheel Or, a Burmese lion sejant on a pedestal affronté of the like.

Crest

None.

Motto

READY RELIABLE EXACT.

Symbolism

Shield

Crimson is a color traditionally associated with Maintenance organizations, the original allocation of the unit. The predecessor Battalion's service in World War II is symbolized by the wheel (dharma chakra) for India and the Burmese lion for Burma. The pedestal alludes to support and refers to the organization's basic mission.

Crest

None.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 7th Maintenance Battalion on 3 December 1992. It was redesignated for the 17th Support Battalion with the symbolism revised effective 16 October 1993.





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