147TH 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: Checky Argent and Sable, on a pile Argent (Silver Gray) a Viking helmet of the second detailed Or, emitting a lightning flash to base Azure (Oriental Blue). Attached above the shield a Blue scroll inscribed ""FUROR FULMINIS" in Silver letters.

Symbolism
Oriental blue and silver gray are the colors traditionally associated with Military Intelligence units. The pile reflects accuracy and the ability to pinpoint information. The blue lightning bolt emphasizes that ability while symbolizing speed and electronic warfare. The checky background alludes to strategy. The Viking helmet connotes protection and preparedness. It also signifies the unit's affiliation with the "Viking Division." The motto translates to "Fury of Lightning."

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 29 February 1988.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Checky Argent and Sable, on a pile Argent (Silver Gray) a Viking helmet of the second detailed Or, lined Gules emitting a lightning flash to base Azure (Oriental Blue).

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Sable, the Lexington Minute Man Proper. The statue of the Minute Man, Captain John Parker (H.H. Kitson, sculptor), stands on the Common in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Motto

FUROR FULMINIS (Fury of Lightning).

Symbolism

Shield

Oriental blue and silver gray are the colors traditionally associated with Military Intelligence units. The pile reflects accuracy and the ability to pinpoint information. The blue lightning bolt emphasizes that ability while symbolizing speed and electronic warfare. The checky background alludes to strategy. The Viking helmet connotes protection and preparedness. It also signifies the unit's affiliation with the "Viking Division."

Crest

The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 29 February 1988.





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