107TH MILITARY INTELLIGENCE BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Per fess enhance Azure and ermine the silhouette of a bayonet fesswise Argent charged with a lightning flash Gules and in base a fret throughout of the first. Attached below the shield a Blue scroll inscribed "THROUGH KNOWLEDGE VICTORY" in Silver letters.

Symbolism
Oriental blue and silver gray are the colors traditionally associated with Military Intelligence units. The ermine background is a heraldic fur and alludes to a cloak symbolizing a "cloak of secrecy" and the covert activities of an intelligence organization. The fret is composed of interlaced parts showing the complexity and interconnections of intelligence information. It resembles a puzzle to be solved by finding the proper key or part, an allusion to the Military Intelligence mission. The bayonet signifies readiness and response. The lightning flash symbolizes the radio communications and electronics employed to make the unit prepared and effective.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 20 April 1983. It was amended to change the motto on 12 December 1988.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per fess enhanced Azure and ermine the silhouette of a bayonet fesswise Argent charged with a lightning flash Gules and in base a fret throughout of the first.

Crest

None.

Motto

THROUGH KNOWLEDGE VICTORY.

Symbolism

Shield

Oriental blue and silver gray (white) are the colors traditionally associated with Military Intelligence units. The ermine background is a heraldic fur and alludes to a cloak symbolizing a "cloak of secrecy" and the covert activities of an intelligence organization. The fret is composed of interlaced parts showing the complexity and interconnections of intelligence information. It resembles a puzzle to be solved by finding the proper key or part, an allusion to the Military Intelligence mission. The bayonet signifies readiness and response. The lightning flash symbolizes the radio communications and electronics employed to make the unit prepared and effective.

Crest

None.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 20 April 1983. It was amended to change the motto on 12 December 1988.





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