511TH MILITARY INTELLLIGENCE 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 consisting of two griffins' heads back-to-back, gray on the left and oriental blue on the right, both having gold details, beaks and eyes, and centered at the bottom overall a Korean Taeguk in red above ultramarine blue emitting three white lightning bolts with points upward; all above a gold scroll with red back inscribed "PROUD AND READY" in red.

Symbolism
Oriental blue and silver gray are the colors associated with the Military Intelligence branch. The lightning bolts refer to the importance of speed, electronics and communications to all intelligence activities and represent the unit's participation in three campaigns in the Korean Conflict in 1952-1953, and its multi-faceted intelligence mission. The Taeguk denotes the award of the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation to the organization. The griffins' heads suggest the role of intelligence units as the "eyes and ears" of the Army. The contrasting colors and back-to-back position of the griffins signify the round-the-clock and worldwide scope of the intelligence and security function.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 18 November 1985.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Azure (Oriental Blue) a Korean Taeguk Proper (Red above, Ultramarine Blue below) and issuant therefrom to chief three lightning bolts Argent (Silver Gray).

Crest

On a wreath of the colors, Argent (Silver Gray) and Azure (Oriental Blue), two griffins' heads addorsed and erased, that to dexter Argent and that to sinister of the second both beaked and eyed Or and langued Gules.

Motto

PROUD AND READY.

Symbolism

Shield

Oriental blue and silver gray are the colors associated with the Military Intelligence branch. The lightning bolts refer to the importance of speed, electronics and communications to all intelligence activities and represent the unit's participation in three campaigns in the Korean Conflict in 1952-1953, and its multi-faceted intelligence mission. The Taeguk denotes the award of the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation to the organization.

Crest

The griffin is a heraldic symbol of alertness and vigilance; the prominent eyes and ears suggest the role played by Intelligence forces in support of the Army's mission. The contrasting colors and back-to-back position signify the round-the-clock and worldwide scope of the intelligence and security function.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 18 November 1985. It was amended to change the lightning bolts from white to silver gray on 23 December 1985.





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