134TH 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: Or, a griffin's head erased Sable grasping in his beak a lightning bolt Gules, a bordure quarterly Azure (Oriental Blue) and Argent (Silver Gray). Attached at bottom a Black tripartite scroll inscribed "GATHER" "INTERPRET" "INFORM" in Gold.

Symbolism
Oriental blue and silver gray are the colors traditionally associated with Military Intelligence units. Blue conveys loyalty; red is indicative of action, bravery and courage. Gold reflects excellence, achievement and high ideals. The griffin combines the strength and courage of a lion with the vigilance and awareness of an eagle, reflecting the mission of the organization. The lightning bolt alludes to the speed and accuracy with which the unit's mission is carried out and recalls its motto.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 7 July 1993.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Or, a griffin's head erased Sable grasping in his beak a lightning bolt Gules, a bordure quarterly Azure (Oriental Blue) and Argent (Silver Gray).

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: From a wreath of the colors Or and Sable, 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

GATHER, INTERPRET, INFORM.

Symbolism

Shield

Oriental blue and silver gray are the colors traditionally associated with Military Intelligence units. Blue conveys loyalty; red is indicative of action, bravery and courage. Gold reflects excellence, achievement and high ideals. The griffin combines the strength and courage of a lion with the vigilance and awareness of an eagle, reflecting the mission of the organization. The lightning bolt alludes to the speed and accuracy with which the unit's mission is carried out and recalls its motto.

Crest

The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 7 July 1993.





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