761ST 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 consisting of a shield blazoned: Vert, a polar bear passant Proper; on a chief dancetté Celeste a mullet Argent all within a bordure Or. Beneath the shield a curved Green tri-folded scroll inscribed "VALLO VALDE TERRA" in Gold letters.

Symbolism
Green and gold are the colors used for Military Police. The star represents the North Star and also alludes to police work; the Polar Bear is a symbol of Alaska and alludes to the continued vigilance of the Military Police as they defend The Great Land. The green also relates to the earth and the word Terra in the motto. The dancetté represents the mountains in Alaska, the unit's home base.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 5 April 2012.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Vert, a polar bear passant Proper; on a chief dancetté Celeste a mullet Argent, all within a bordure Or.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Alaska Army National Guard: From a wreath Or and Vert, the aurora borealis blended from dexter base Purple through Red, Orange, Yellow, to Green to chief and repeated inversely to sinister base behind a totem pole of three figures, an eagle, a bear and a walrus paleways affronté all Proper.

Motto

VALLO VALDE TERRA (Defending The Great Land).

Symbolism

Shield

Green and gold are colors traditionally used by Military Police units. The Polar Bear is a symbol of Alaska and alludes to the continued vigilance of the Military Police and the bear's territorial nature denotes the motto. The white star represents The North Star which is, in part, included on the Alaska state flag. The dancetté represents the mountains in Alaska, the unit's home base.

Crest

The crest is that of the Alaska Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 5 April 2012.





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