210TH MILITARY POLICE BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall consisting of four red fleurs-de-lis radiating from between the lobes of a green quatrefoil bearing a pair of gray scales surmounted by the blade of a vertical gold metal sword, point up, and all encircled by a continuous green scroll with a fold in base and arched at the top inscribed "OF AND FOR THE TROOPS" in gold letters.

Symbolism
Green and yellow are the colors used for Military Police. The quatrefoil adapted from the arms of Count Pontchartrain of France, who was instrumental in the founding of the city of Detroit, refers to the home area of the organization. The fleurs-de-lis allude to the four campaigns credited the unit for service in France and Europe during World War II. The sword and scales are symbolic of "Law Enforcement," the basic mission of the Battalion.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 2 December 1977.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Or, a quatrefoil Vert between four fleurs-de-lis radiating Gules, overall a set of balances supported by a sword in pale all of the field, scale dishes Argent.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Michigan Army National Guard: From a wreath Or and Vert, a griffin segreant Or.

Motto

OF AND FOR THE TROOPS.

Symbolism

Shield

Green and yellow are the colors used for Military Police. The quatrefoil adapted from the arms of Count Pontchartrain of France, who was instrumental in the founding of the city of Detroit, refers to the home area of the organization. The fleurs-de-lis allude to the four campaigns credited the unit for service in France and Europe during World War II. The sword and scales are symbolic of law enforcement, the basic mission of the Battalion.

Crest

The crest is that of the Michigan Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 4 February 1998.





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