308TH 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: Per saltire Argent and Azure (Oriental Blue), two griffin heads erased respectant of the first, in chief a compass rose Gules. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Black tripartite scroll inscribed "GUARDIANS OF AMERICA" in Silver letters.

Symbolism
Oriental blue is the primary color associated with the Military Intelligence Corps. The saltire represents strength and cooperation. The griffins embody vigilance, alertness and courage and reflect the unit's motto and mission. The compass rose alludes to the collection, analysis and dissemination of information and the worldwide capabilities of the unit. The black and silver (white) shield underscore the night and day scope of Military Intelligence.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 10 May 1994.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per saltire Argent and Azure (Oriental Blue), two griffin heads erased respectant of the first, in chief a compass rose Gules.

Crest

None.

Motto

GUARDIANS OF AMERICA.

Symbolism

Shield

Oriental blue is the primary color associated with the Military Intelligence Corps. The saltire represents strength and cooperation. The griffins embody vigilance, alertness and courage and reflect the unit's motto and mission. The compass rose alludes to the collection, analysis and dissemination of information and the worldwide capabilities of the unit.

Crest

None.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 10 May 1994.





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