250TH SUPPORT BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 5/16 inches (3.33 cm) in height overall consisting, blazoned: SHIELD: Buff, a wheel of eight spokes Azure fimbriated Or. CREST: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the New Jersey Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Or and Azure, a lion's head erased Or collared four fusils Gules. Attached below the shield a scroll, triparted, bearing the motto "JUDICIUM" to the dexter, "INITIUM" to the sinister, and "VIS" centered below, in Black letters.

Symbolism
The shield is buff, the color representative of the Quartermaster Corps, the branch of the original organization. The eight-spoke wheel represents speed and facility of supply, a function of the unit. The motto translates to Judgment, Initiative, Force.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 119th Quartermaster Regiment on 1 April 1940. It was redesignated for the 119th Quartermaster Battalion on 29 July 1942. It was cancelled on 13 February 1943. The insignia was reinstated and redesignated for the 250th Quartermaster Battalion on 19 February 1951. It was redesignated for the 250th Armored Quartermaster Battalion on 7 August 1956. It was amended to correct the wording of the description/blazon on 24 January 1957. It was redesignated for the 250th Quartermaster Battalion on 24 July 1961. It was amended to change the wording of paragraph 5 (composition of the DUI) on 2 August 1961. The insignia was amended to correct the colors of the wreath of the crest and the composition of the DUI on 12 October 1961. It was redesignated for the 250th Supply and Transport Battalion on 11 February 1964. The insignia was redesignated for the 250th Support Battalion with the description and symbolism revised effective 1 June 1987.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Buff, a wheel of eight spokes Azure fimbriated Or.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the New Jersey Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Or and Azure, a lion's head erased Or collared four fusils Gules.

Motto

JUDICIUM, INITIUM, VIS (Judgment, Initiative, Force).

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is buff, the color representative of the Quartermaster Corps, the branch of the original organization. The eight-spoke wheel represents speed and facility of supply, a function of the unit.

Crest

The crest is that of the New Jersey Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 119th Quartermaster Regiment on 1 April 1940. It was redesignated for the 119th Quartermaster Battalion on 4 August 1942. It was cancelled on 13 February 1943. The insignia was reinstated and redesignated for the 250th Quartermaster Battalion on 19 February 1951. It was redesignated for the 250th Armored Quartermaster Battalion on 7 August 1956. It was amended to correct the wording of the blazon on 24 January 1957. It was redesignated for the 250th Quartermaster Battalion on 24 July 1961. The insignia was amended to correct the colors of the wreath of the crest on 12 October 1961. It was redesignated for the 250th Supply and Transport Battalion on 11 February 1964. The insignia was redesignated for the 250th Support Battalion with the symbolism revised effective 1 June 1987.





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