416 Transportation Battalion
Distinctive Unit Insignia
A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in width overall consisting of a gold spoked wheel surmounted by a railroad track, rails silver gray and ties black, running vertically, encircling the bottom of the wheel a brick red scroll inscribed “READY RAIL SUPPORT” in gold letters; overall a white vertical sword with brick red grip.
Brick red and golden yellow are the colors traditionally associated with the Transportation Corps. The wheel and railroad tracks represent the unit’s mission to move personnel and large amounts of equipment by rail, whether it is peacetime or wartime. The upright sword underscores military readiness and esprit de corps.
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 12 October 1989.
Coat Of Arms
Or, between flaunches Gules (Brick Red) each charged with a demi-wheel issuing from flank Argent, a railroad track palewise throughout Sable surmounted by a sword point to chief of the third.
That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: From a wreath Or and Gules (Brick Red), 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.
READY RAIL SUPPORT.
Brick red and golden yellow are the colors traditionally associated with the Transportation Corps. The wheels and railroad tracks represent the unit’s mission to move large amounts of personnel and equipment by rail, in peacetime or wartime. The upright sword underscores military readiness and esprit de corps.
The crest is that of the U.S. Army Reserve.
The coat of arms was approved on 20 November 1996.