31ST TRANSPORTATION BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia

Distinctive Unit Insignia

Description
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield rounded at bottom blazoned: Per bend Gules (Brick Red) and Azure (Light Blue) in fess an armored vehicle Sable and Or carrying a winged wheel of the last detailed of the third. Attached below and to the sides of the shield is a Gold scroll inscribed “MOTUS EST VIRTUS” in Black letters.

Symbolism
The colors brick red and golden yellow are used for the Transportation Corps. The light blue symbolizes the unit’s assignment to provide mobility to the Infantry Division. The armored vehicle and winged wheel refer to the type of vehicle used and the mobility function. The motto is based on the Chief of Staff’s description of the mission of the Transportation Corps and translates to “Mobility is Power.”

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 21 November 1958.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Per bend Gules (Brick Red) and Azure (Light Blue) in fess an armored vehicle Sable and Or carrying a winged wheel of the last detailed of the third.

Crest

None.

Motto

MOTUS EST VIRTUS (Mobility Is Power).

Symbolism

Shield

The colors brick red and golden yellow are used for the Transportation Corps. The light blue symbolizes the unit’s assignment to provide mobility to the Infantry Division.

Crest

None.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 21 November 1958.





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