405 Support Battalion
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in height overall blazoned as follows: Per chevron, the chief per pale Gules (Crimson) and Gules (Brick Red), a pale Or (Buff) overall three mullets in chevron Or, on the base of the fourth a fesse wavy Azure, superimposed in centre by a bayonet erect Sable. Attached above the shield from a wreath Or and Gules, upon a grassy field the blockhouse of old Fort Dearborn Proper. Attached below the shield is a Black scroll inscribed “SUSTENETE VIS” in Gold.


Symbolism
Buff is the color traditionally associated with Support units. The three divisions of the upper background represent the basic branches of the logistics field within the Battalion – crimson denotes Ordnance, buff signifies Quartermaster and brick red for Transportation. The stars imply steadiness and placed upon each division convey the importance each branch contributes to the success of the Battalion’s mission. The chevron symbolizes support. The wavy horizontal bar alludes to water, suggesting the location of the unit in North Riverside, Illinois, near the Des Plaines River. The bayonet, point upward, illustrates military readiness. The motto translates to “Support the Force.”

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 3 May 2013.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Per chevron, the chief per pale Gules (Crimson) and Gules (Brick Red), a pale Or (Buff) edged Or overall three mullets in chevron of the fourth, on the base of the fourth a fesse wavy Azure, superimposed in centre by a bayonet erect Sable, the grip edged of the fourth.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Illinois Army National Guard: From a wreath Or and Gules, upon a grassy field the blockhouse of old Fort Dearborn Proper.

Motto

SUSTENTO VIS (Support The Force).

Symbolism

Shield

Buff is the color traditionally associated with Support units. The three divisions of the upper background represent the basic branches of the logistics field within the Battalion – crimson denotes Ordnance, buff signifies Quartermaster and brick red for Transportation. The stars imply steadiness and placed upon each division convey the importance each branch contributes to the success of the Battalion’s mission. The chevron symbolizes support. The wavy horizontal bar alludes to water, suggesting the location of the unit in North Riverside, Illinois, near the Des Plaines River. The bayonet, point upward, illustrates military readiness.

Crest

The crest is that of the Illinois Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 3 May 2013.





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