105TH MILITARY INTELLIGENCE 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: Azure a pile to honor point Argent (Silver Gray) bearing a lozenge throughout Gules charged with an owl's head couped Or, all above a sword and key in saltire with blade and ward to chief of the second between two lightning flashes palewise of the fourth. Attached below and to the sides of the shield is a Gold scroll inscribed "BOLD VIGIL" in Black letters.

Symbolism
Silver gray and oriental blue are the colors traditionally associated with Military Intelligence. The sword and key in the saltirewise position represent support and symbolize military leadership. The lightning flashes refer to the speed and power of electronic communications. The owl is symbolic of wisdom and watchfulness, and the red diamond shape alludes to the unit's support of the 5th Infantry Division. The two lightning flashes further refer to World War II and the Vietnam War in which elements of the unit served.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 29 April 1982.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Azure a pile to honor point Argent (Silver Gray) bearing a lozenge throughout Gules charged with an owl's head couped Or, all above a sword and key in saltire with blade and ward to chief of the second between two lightning flashes palewise of the fourth.

Crest

None.

Motto

BOLD VIGIL.

Symbolism

Shield

Silver gray and oriental blue are the colors traditionally associated with Military Intelligence. The sword and key in the saltirewise position represent support and symbolize military leadership. The lightning flashes refer to the speed and power of electronic communications. The owl is symbolic of wisdom and watchfulness, and the red diamond shape alludes to the unit's support of the 5th Infantry Division. The two lightning flashes further refer to World War II and the Vietnam War in which elements of the unit served.

Crest

None.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 29 April 1982.





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