186TH SUPPORT BATTALION
Skip Navigation Links.
Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in height overall consisting of a green mountain of five rounded peaks surmounted by a gold upright millrind with the lower half extending below the base of the mountain and supporting centrally a vertical arrow, with gold head and shaft and red feathers, the shaft passing through the horizontal holding bar and between the arched vertical bars of the millrind, all above a gold scroll forming a wide "V" inscribed with "WE SERVE AND SUPPORT" in green letters.

Symbolism
The millrind alludes to support and the arrow symbolizes the arms and equipment supported as well as supplied by the organization. The wide "V" form of the scroll and the green rounded mountain peaks allude to the State of Vermont.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 186th Support Battalion on 15 November 1967. It was rescinded on 1 September 1976. The insignia was reinstated for the 186th Support Battalion with the description and symbolism revised on 25 February 1988.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Buff, a fess invected to chief Vert; overall a millrind pierced by an arrow palewise point to chief Or flighted Gules.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Vermont Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Or and Buff, a buck's head erased within a garland of pine branches all Proper.

Motto

WE SERVE AND SUPPORT.

Symbolism

Shield

Buff is the primary color associated with Support units. The millrind alludes to support and the arrow symbolizes the arms and equipment supported as well as supplied by the organization. The green rounded mountain peaks allude to the State of Vermont.

Crest

The crest is that of the Vermont Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 25 February 1988.





Jump to Top