795TH 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 a shield blazoned as follows: Or, upon a compass card within an annulet Vert two maces saltirewise of the first and attached below the shield a Green scroll doubled and inscribed "SEND ME" in Gold letters.

Symbolism
Yellow (gold) and green are the colors traditionally associated with Military Police. The compass card signifies the Battalion's willingness and ability to go anywhere at once to perform any mission given to it by higher command. The crossed maces indicated the Battalion's mission, the mace being an ancient battle weapon, which because of its combat function can be sent anywhere to the four points of the compass. The motto is part of Isaiah's response to the Lord's inquiry, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us' "Here am I, Send Me." The spirit of this motto is that of the arms, zeal to be sent anywhere for the good of the nation.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved on 7 January 1943. It was amended to add a description on 10 July 1986. The insignia was amended to update the description and to correct the symbolism on 8 February 1990.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Or, upon a compass card within an annulet Vert two maces saltirewise of the first.

Crest

From a wreath Or and Vert a tower Gules surmounted by a lion's head of the first gorged with a collar Argent charged with a bar way Azure.

Motto

SEND ME.

Symbolism

Shield

Yellow (gold) and green are the colors traditionally associated with Military Police. The compass card signifies the Battalion's willingness and ability to go anywhere at once to perform any mission given to it by higher command. The crossed maces indicated the Battalion's mission, the mace being an ancient battle weapon, which because of its combat function can be sent anywhere to the four points of the compass. The motto is part of Isaiah's response to the Lord's inquiry, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us' "Here am I, Send Me." The spirit of this motto is that of the arms, zeal to be sent anywhere for the good of the nation.

Crest

The tower highlights the Battalion's campaign credits in World War II in the Rhineland and Central Europe, and is red, commemorating the unit's Meritorious Unit Commendation for service in the European Theater. The lion is a symbol of strength and courage; the white collar bears a blue wave alluding to the Pacific and the war service there.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 7 January 1943. It was amended on 8 February 1980. The insignia was amended to include a crest on 16 September 1997.





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