A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a green driving tank sprocket bearing a gold closed gauntlet above a gold gear with a red center surmounted saltirewise by two blue open-end wrenches and all above a red scroll, the ends terminating at the corners of the sprocket, inscribed “IRE IN ADVERSA” in gold letters.
Crimson is the color traditionally associated with Maintenance, former designation of the unit. The green driving tank sprocket with gauntlet symbolizes the organization’s former service as a tank battalion during World War II in Germany and Central Europe. The gauntlet also alludes to the administration and control functions of the unit’s mission and with the tank sprocket, wrenches and gear, refers to weapons maintenance and transportation supply. The motto translates to “To Advance Against Adversities.”
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 298th Maintenance Battalion on 11 September 1970. It was redesignated for the 298th Composite Battalion on 15 May 1972. It was redesignated for the 298th Service Battalion on 22 March 1973. The insignia was redesignated for the 298th Maintenance Battalion on 16 November 1973. It was redesignated for the 298th Support Battalion on 29 April 1996.