153D CAVALRY REGIMENT
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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 as follows: Per chevron Or and Sable the point terminating in a lozenge, in base a horse rampant Argent. Attached around the base of the shield a Black scroll doubled and inscribed "SCOUTS OUT" in Silver letters.

Symbolism
Yellow is the color traditionally associated with the U.S. Army Cavalry. The black shape portrays a fortress bastion and alludes to the historical Fort Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine, Florida. It also forms the illusion of a spear point, alluding to the Cavalry mission and the forward thrust of the battle line. The fort or bastion also symbolizes solidity and defense. The rampant horse recalls the U.S. Cavalry's heritage and portrays fighting aggressiveness. The motto, "Scouts Out" is a traditional cavalry theme and is indicative of the typical reconnaissance missions assigned the Regiment.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 14 June 1988.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per chevron Or and Sable, the point terminating in a lozenge, in base a horse rampant Argent.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Florida Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Or and Sable, an alligator statant Proper.

Motto

SCOUTS OUT.

Symbolism

Shield

Yellow is the color traditionally associated with the U.S. Army Cavalry. The black shape portrays a fortress bastion and alludes to the historical Fort Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine, Florida. It also forms the illusion of a spear point, alluding to the Cavalry mission and the forward thrust of the battle line. The fort or bastion also symbolizes solidity and defense. The rampant horse recalls the U.S. Cavalry's heritage and portrays fighting aggressiveness. The motto, "Scouts Out" is a traditional cavalry theme and is indicative of the typical reconnaissance missions assigned the Regiment.

Crest

The crest is that of the Florida Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 14 June 1988.





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