229TH 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 consisting of a shield blazoned: Argent, on a pale wavy Azure two pallets wavy of the first between two griffin heads erased in fess addorsed of the second (Oriental Blue) eyes and tongues Gules. Attached below and at the sides a Blue scroll inscribed "STRENGTH FROM INTELLIGENCE" in Silver letters.

Symbolism
Oriental blue and silver gray are the colors traditionally associated with the Intelligence branch. The griffin, noted for keen eyesight, symbolizes surveillance. The two griffins back to back represent vigilance; they also suggest the unit's two continent and two ocean area of operations. The wavy pale refers to the Panama Canal.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 29th Military Intelligence Battalion on 25 November 1985. It was redesignated for the 229th Military Intelligence Battalion on 29 January 1996.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Argent, on a pale wavy Azure two pallets wavy of the first between two griffin heads erased in fess addorsed of the second (Oriental Blue) eyes and tongues Gules.

Crest

None.

Motto

STRENGTH FROM INTELLIGENCE.

Symbolism

Shield

Oriental blue and silver gray are the colors traditionally associated with the Intelligence branch. The griffin, noted for keen eyesight, symbolizes surveillance. The two griffins back to back represent vigilance; they also suggest the unit's two continent and two ocean area of operations. The wavy pale refers to the Panama Canal.

Crest

None.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 29th Military Intelligence Battalion on 25 November 1985. It was redesignated for the 229th Military Intelligence Battalion on 29 January 1996.





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