533D 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 fess Argent and Azure two lightning flashes saltirewise counterchanged, in chief two eagles' heads conjoined erased Sable and overall in pale a double warded key, wards to base of the first. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Silver scroll inscribed "VIGILANCE WITH PRIDE" in Black letters.

Symbolism
Oriental blue and silver are the colors traditionally associated with Military Intelligence. The crossed lightning flashes connote the Battalion's mission as a combat Electronic Warfare Intelligence Unit. The key is a symbol of knowledge and security. The double-headed eagle symbolizes watchfulness and vigilance and alludes to the unit's areas of service, Austria and Germany.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 6 October 1981.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per fess Argent and Azure two lightning flashes saltirewise counterchanged, in chief two eagles' heads conjoined erased Sable and overall in pale a double warded key, wards to base of the first.

Crest

None.

Motto

VIGILANCE WITH PRIDE.

Symbolism

Shield

Oriental blue and silver (white) are the colors traditionally associated with Military Intelligence. The crossed lightning flashes connote the Battalion's mission as a combat Electronic Warfare Intelligence Unit. The key is a symbol of knowledge and security. The double-headed eagle symbolizes watchfulness and vigilance and alludes to the unit's areas of service, Austria and Germany.

Crest

None.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 25 November 1980.





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