917TH SUPPORT BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia

Distinctive Unit Insignia

Description
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Per pale Gules and Azure, a pile Argent throughout edged solid and terminating in serifs as the Roman V, within the pile, four mullets in fusil Or; all within a bordure of the last. Beneath the shield a curved tri-folded white scroll inscribed “SIMUL IN VICTORIA” in Gold letters.

Symbolism
The field is red, white and blue, echoing the national colors of the United States. It is divided in a way to evoke the Army Materiel Command emblem, based on the mission support relationship. The red is a traditional color for support units while white symbolizes contracting and planning and blue stands for commercial support for deployed units worldwide. The stars are organized in a diamond cluster which elicits excellence while holding the four cardinal points of the compass: North, South, East and West. All the elements convey the versatility of the Battalion’s worldwide mission. The gold heraldic pile shaped into a Roman V historically means victory and amplifies the unit’s motto “Simul In Victoria” which translates to “Together in Victory.”

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved effective 16 September 2013.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Per pale Gules and Azure, a pile Argent throughout edged solid and terminating in serifs as the Roman numeral V, within the pile, four mullets in fusil Or; all within a bordure of the last.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: From a wreath Argent and Gules, 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

SIMUL IN VICTORIA (Together In Victory).

Symbolism

Shield

The field is red, white and blue, echoing the national colors of the United States. It is divided in a way to evoke the Army Materiel Command emblem, based on the mission support relationship. The red is a traditional color for support units while white symbolizes contracting and planning and blue stands for commercial support for deployed units worldwide. The stars are organized in a diamond cluster which elicits excellence while holding the four cardinal points of the compass: North, South, East and West. All the elements convey the versatility of the Battalion’s worldwide mission. The gold heraldic pile shaped into a Roman V historically means victory and amplifies the unit’s motto “Simul In Victoria” which translates to “Together in Victory.''

Crest

The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

Background
The coat of arms was approved effective 16 September 2013.





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