135TH 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 lightning flash issuant from dexter chief bendwise Or, overall a fess Argent (Silver Gray) bearing a bar invected Sable. Attached below the shield a Black scroll doubled and inscribed "PIERCING THE FOG OF WAR" in Silver.

Symbolism
The colors oriental blue and silver gray are traditionally associated with military intelligence units. The lightning flash is symbolic of speed in accumulating accurate information necessary to achieve the total military preparedness. The stylized clouds allude to the unit's capabilities and goals: to strive twenty-four hours a day to pierce enemy intelligence lines effectively and provide the information necessary for total preparedness.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 25 October 1988.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Azure (Oriental Blue) a lightning flash issuant from dexter chief bendwise Or, overall a fess Argent (Silver Gray) bearing a bar invected Sable.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: On a wreath of the colors Or and Azure (Oriental Blue) 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

PIERCING THE FOG OF WAR.

Symbolism

Shield

The colors oriental blue and silver gray are traditionally associated with military intelligence units. The lightning flash is symbolic of speed in accumulating accurate information necessary to achieve the total military preparedness. The stylized clouds allude to the unit's capabilities and goals: to strive twenty-four hours a day to pierce enemy intelligence lines effectively and provide the information necessary for total preparedness.

Crest

The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

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





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