415TH 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: Azure (Oriental Blue), a fleur-de-lis Or bearing a doublewarded key wards up Gules; on a fess Sable a tiger courant Or and Sable. Attached below the shield a Black scroll doubled and inscribed "PASSE PARTOUT" in Gold.

Symbolism
Oriental blue is the primary color traditionally associated with Military Intelligence organizations. The tiger represents strength, readiness and military power. The fleur-de-lis is symbolic of Louisiana, the home of the unit. The red key symbolizes courage and vitality in the mission of unlocking information using foreign languages. The motto translates to Pass Into/Through Everywhere.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 5 February 1991.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Azure (Oriental Blue), a fleur-de-lis Or bearing a doublewarded key wards up Gules; on a fess Sable a tiger courant Proper.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Louisiana Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors, Or and Azure (Oriental Blue), a pelican in her piety affronté with three young in nest, Argent, armed and vulned Proper.

Motto

PASSE PARTOUT (Pass Into/Through Everywhere).

Symbolism

Shield

Oriental blue is the primary color traditionally associated with Military Intelligence organizations. The tiger represents strength, readiness and military power. The fleur-de-lis is symbolic of Louisiana, the home of the unit. The red key symbolizes courage and vitality in the mission of unlocking information using foreign languages.

Crest

The crest is that of the Louisiana Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 5 February 1991.





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