317TH MILITARY POLICE BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia

Distinctive Unit Insignia

Description
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 5/32 inches (2.94 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Vert, two sub-machine gun barrels issuing from dexter and sinister base saltirewise Or. Attached below the shield a Gold scroll inscribed “BE JUST AND FEAR NOT” in Black letters.

Symbolism
Green and yellow (gold) are the colors used for Military Police. The sub-machine gun barrels represent the police functions of the Battalion: to bar the way to unauthorized people, to stop the transgressor, and to maintain order and obedience to the law. The motto expresses the characteristics of the personnel in the performance of their duties.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 713th Military Police Battalion on 28 October 1942. It was redesignated for the 317th Military Police Battalion on 25 March 1954.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Vert, two sub-machine gun barrels issuing from dexter and sinister base saltirewise Or.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: From a wreath Or and Vert, 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.

Motto

BE JUST AND FEAR NOT.

Symbolism

Shield

Green and yellow (gold) are the colors used for Military Police. The sub-machine gun barrels represent the police functions of the Battalion: to bar the way to unauthorized people, to stop the transgressor, and to maintain order and obedience to the law.

Crest

The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 713th Military Police Battalion on 28 October 1942. It was redesignated for the 317th Military Police Battalion on 25 March 1954. It was cancelled on 1 June 1972. It was reinstated for the 317th Military Police Battalion on 14 November 1996.





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