ShieldAzure, on a pile issuing from sinister Argent between two battle-axes fesswise, the one in base with blade to chief, a fleur-de-lis of the field.
CrestThat for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Azure, the Lexington Minute Man Proper. The statue of the Minute Man, Captain John Parker (H.H. Kitson, sculptor), stands on the common in Lexington, Massachusetts.
MottoQUINTA ESSENTIA (The Quintessence).
ShieldThe shield is in the colors of the Infantry. The fleur-de-lis represents the Ardennes-Alsace campaign. The battle-axe, a favorite Teutonic weapon and heraldic charge throughout the medieval period, is used to symbolize the organization’s Rhineland and Central Europe campaigns. The pile denotes the successful sweep through France and penetration of Germany.
CrestThe crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.
The coat of arms was approved on 18 March 1953. It was rescinded on 30 September 1976.