301ST MILITARY INTELLIGENCE BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Azure (Oriental Blue) a dagger and lightning flash dagger saltirewise, blades Argent, hilts Argent and Sable. Attached below the shield a Black scroll doubled and inscribed "THE FORCE MULTIPLIER" in Silver.

Symbolism
Oriental blue and silver/silver gray are the colors associated with the Military Intelligence Corps. The crossed dagger and lightning flash dagger form an X suggesting the motto "The Force Multiplier." They symbolize strength, danger, speed and the precise application of electronic warfare and intelligence to defeat the enemy. The black and silver/white scroll represents the day and night activities of the unit.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 30 October 1990.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Azure (Oriental Blue) a dagger and lightning flash dagger saltirewise, blades Argent, hilts Or and Sable.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Azure, the Lexington Minute Man Proper. The statue of the Minute Man, Captain John Parker (H.H. Kitson, sculptor) stands on the common in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Motto

THE FORCE MULTIPLIER.

Symbolism

Shield

Oriental blue and silver/silver gray are the colors associated with the Military Intelligence Corps. The crossed dagger and lightning flash dagger form an X suggesting the motto "The Force Multiplier." They symbolize strength, the sharpness of steel, speed and precision.

Crest

The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 30 October 1990. It was amended to correct the blazon of the crest on 17 June 1991.





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