168TH MILITARY POLICE 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 three gold swords, hilts to base, one vertical between two crossed saltirewise, extending over the top and sides of a green equilateral triangle point up and base concavely arched, and extending from the horizontal arms of a gold star at the apex above the sword a series of blue truncated pyramids with tops outward and forming a border on the left and right terminating at the sides of a gold scroll curved across the base inscribed "SERVING" all above a longer parallel gold scroll inscribed "THOSE WHO SERVE" in green letters.

Symbolism
The organization served as Infantry in World War II. Blue, the color for Infantry is also the color of the Presidential Unit Citation streamer awarded the unit for action in penetrating the Siegfried Line, symbolized by the truncated pyramids simulating tank obstacles ("Dragon's Teeth"). The gold swords over the truncated pyramids denote the French and Belgian awards. The five points of the star allude to the unit's participation in five campaigns, World War II. The colors green and yellow (gold) are used for the Military Police Corps.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 29 January 1971.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Or, a pile reversed Vert charged with three swords points up, two in saltire surmounting the one in pale supporting a mullet on its tip of the first, between ten rhombi chevronwise throughout Azure.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Tennessee Army National Guard: From a wreath Or and Vert, upon a mount Vert a hickory tree Proper charged with three mullets one and two Argent.

Motto

SERVING THOSE WHO SERVE.

Symbolism

Shield

Green and yellow are the colors used for Military Police. The organization served as Infantry in World War II. Blue, the color for Infantry is also the color of the Presidential Unit Citation streamer awarded the unit for action in penetrating the Siegfried Line, symbolized by the truncated pyramids simulating tank obstacles (Dragon's Teeth). The gold swords over the truncated pyramids denote the French and Belgian awards. The five points of the star allude to the unit's participation in five campaigns during World War II.

Crest

The crest is that of the Tennessee Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 24 February 1998.





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