ShieldVert, a demi-griffin grasping in its dexter claw a sword bendwise sinister above, in dexter base a mullet Or, on a chief of the last a fleur-de-lis Gules.
CrestThat for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: From a wreath Or and Vert, the Lexington Minute Man, Captain John Parker (H.H. Kitson, sculptor), stands on the common in Lexington, Massachusetts.
MottoGUARD AND DEFEND.
ShieldGreen and yellow are the colors used for Military Police. The griffin, a fabulous creature with the body of a lion, and the head and wings of an eagle, is a symbol of courage and eternal vigilance, attributes of the Military Police organization. Furthermore, the griffin in holding a raised sword in one talon and the other suspended protectively above a star (symbol of enlightenment), alludes to the basic mission of the organization “To Guard and Defend.” The fleur-de-lis refers to France where the organization was first activated.
CrestThe crest is that of the U.S. Army Reserve.
The coat of arms was approved on 9 May 1997.