307TH 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: Tierced in pairle reversed Argent, Azure, and Gules, on the first and second an eagle's head erased counterchanged, and on the third, a key palewise, the ward to base, between two electronic flashes, one in bend and the other in bendsinister of the first. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Silver scroll inscribed "ELECTRONIC" to dexter and "FIREPOWER" to sinister in Blue letters.

Symbolism
The eagle, known for its swiftness, stamina and keen vision, together with the key and electronic flashes symbolize eternal vigilance and security, and allude to the basic mission of the organization. In addition, the eagles' heads adapted from the civic arms of the cities of Frankfurt am Main and Ludwigsburg, Germany respectively, refer to the former and present home areas of the Battalion.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 307th Army Security Agency Battalion on 17 July 1975. It was redesignated for the 307th Military Intelligence Battalion on 18 July 1983.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Tierced in pairle reversed Argent, Azure, and Gules, on the first and second an eagle's head erased counterchanged, and on the third, a key palewise, the ward to base, between two electronic flashes, one in bend and the other in bendsinister of the first.

Crest

On a wreath of the colors Argent and Azure, in front of a wreath of laurel Or an equilateral triangle point up with the points barbed Gules and charged with a Philippine sun of the third.

Motto

ELECTRONIC FIREPOWER.

Symbolism

Shield

The eagle, known for its swiftness, stamina and keen vision, together with the key and electronic flashes symbolize eternal vigilance and security, and allude to the basic mission of the organization. In addition, the eagles' heads adapted from the civic arms of the cities of Frankfurt am Main and Ludwigsburg, Germany respectively, refer to the former and present home areas of the Battalion.

Crest

The crest symbolizes unit awards received by elements of the Battalion. The wreath of laurel refers to the eight Meritorious Unit Commendations for service in the Pacific theater during World War II, in Korea, and in Vietnam, and to the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm. The triangle and sun symbolize the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation awarded for World War II action.

Background
The coat of arm was originally approved for the 307th Army Security Agency Battalion on 30 June 1975. It was redesignated for the 307th Military Intelligence Battalion on 18 July 1983. The insignia was amended to add a crest on 16 January 1985.





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