190TH ENGINEER BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height consisting of a shield blazoned: Gules, a chevron Azure, surmounted by a castle tower Or, on chief per pale Argent and Azure in dexter an increscent and in sinister a morion counterchanged, all within a bordure Silver. Beneath the shield a curved Red scroll inscribed "ACTA NON VERBA" in Silver letters.

Symbolism
Red and white are colors traditionally used by Engineer units. The castle tower is a symbol of Army Engineer units. The increscent represents day and night eclipse and stands for the nonstop mission of the Battalion, day through night. The morion (Spanish Conquistador helmet) represents the Puerto Rican militia's heritage and tradition. The chevron is symbolic of a bridge and represents the mission of the unit: building bridges, structures and roads to overcome any obstacle and making it blue symbolizes the origins of the unit from an Infantry Battalion (295th Infantry Battalion) and also represents the mission of the Battalion even in the deep sea. The motto translates to "Actions No Words."

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 19 November 2012.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Gules, a chevron Argent, thereon another chevron Azure, debruised by a castle tower of the second, windows lighted of the field, a chief per pale of the second and third in dexter an increscent and in sinister a morion Proper highlighted of the second, counterchanged, all within a bordure Argent.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Puerto Rico Army National Guard: From a wreath Argent and Gules, upon a closed book Gules with pages edged Or a paschal lamb couchant with staff and banner of San Juan (Gules a cross Argent) Proper.

Motto

ACTA NON VERBA (Actions No Words).

Symbolism

Shield

Red and white are colors traditionally used by Engineer units. The castle tower is a symbol of Army Engineer units. The increscent represents day and night eclipse and stands for the nonstop mission of the Battalion, day through night. The morion (Spanish Conquistador helmet) represents the Puerto Rican militia's heritage and tradition. The chevron is symbolic of a bridge and represents the mission of the unit: building bridges, structures and roads to overcome any obstacle and making it blue symbolizes the origins of the unit from an Infantry Battalion (295th Infantry Battalion) and also represents the mission of the Battalion even in the deep sea.

Crest

The crest is that of the Puerto Rico Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 19 November 2012.





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