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U.S. Information Operations Corps


U.S. Army 1st Information Operations Command (1st IOC), distinctive unit insignia U.S. Army 1st Information Operations Command (1st IOC), distinctive unit insignia

On a gold color metal and enamel white and black circular device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height divided diagonally, left to right, enclosed by a green scroll inscribed with the unit’s designation, “FIRST” below, “INFORMATION” at left, “OPERATIONS” at top and “COMMAND” to right; all surmounted by a yellow sword, point up and lightning flash crossed diagonally throughout the device.

Symbolism: First Information Operations Command (LAND) is a branch immaterial multi-component unit, with Operations, Intelligence, Signal and PSYOP tasks and provides for new and important forms of warfare. The green circle symbolizes the worldwide operations of the unit, emphasizing the “LAND” aspect of their mission. The black and white colors represent the unit’s continuous “round the clock” watch. The lightning flash denotes speed and the Command’s ability to strike wherever and whenever needed. The sword denotes the unit’s responsibility and ability to defend and protect all forces.

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 21 May 2004.

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U.S. Army 1st Information Operations Command (1st IOC), shoulder sleeve insignia U.S. Army 1st Information Operations Command (1st IOC), shoulder sleeve insignia

On a white and black disc 2 1/2 inches (6.35 cm) in diameter divided diagonally from left to right, edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) green border, consisting of a crossed sword point up, silver gray blade and hand guard, yellow grip and pommel and yellow lightning flash.

Symbolism: First Information Operations Command (LAND) is a branch immaterial multi-component unit, with Operations, Intelligence, Signal and PSYOP tasks and provides for new and important forms of warfare. The green circle symbolizes the worldwide operations of the unit, emphasizing the “LAND” aspect of their mission. The black and white colors represent the unit’s continuous “round the clock” watch. The lightning flash denotes speed and the Command’s ability to strike wherever and whenever needed. The sword denotes the unit’s responsibility and ability to defend and protect all forces.

The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 21 May 2004. It was amended to change the description on 4 August 2004.

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U.S. Army 156th Information Operations Battalion (156th IOC), coat of arms U.S. Army 156th Information Operations Battalion (156th IOC), coat of arms

Shield: Azure (Teal Blue), the winged foot of the mythological god, Mercury, charged with a lightning flash Or, surmounted by a Fairbairn-Sykes dagger bendwise point up Proper.

Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Washington Army National Guard: From a wreath Or and Azure (Teal Blue), a raven with wings endorsed issuing out of a ducal coronet all Proper.

Motto: PROTECTING MERCURY.

Symbolism
Shield: Teal blue symbolizes the branch immaterial status of the organization whose operations include intelligence, communications, effects assessment tasking and information operations general support at all levels of command. The dagger recalls the Special Operations branches from which the unit evolved and denotes resources of strength and purpose in the dominant role filled within the information environment. Mercury, the messenger of the gods in mythology, is represented by the winged foot, charged with a lightning flash, signifying the Battalion’s mission to protect and defend information. His purpose and functions are protected by the special operations capabilities represented by the dagger. Gold denotes excellence.
Crest: The crest is that of the Washington Army National Guard.

The coat of arms was approved on 4 September 2008.

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U.S. Army 156th Information Operations Battalion (156th IOC), distinctive unit insignia U.S. Army 156th Information Operations Battalion (156th IOC), distinctive unit insignia

A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned as follows: Azure (Teal Blue), the winged foot of the mythological god, Mercury, charged with a lightning flash Or, surmounted by a Special Operations dagger bendwise point up Proper. Attached below a Gold scroll inscribed “PROTECTING MERCURY” in Black letters.

Symbolism: Teal blue symbolizes the branch immaterial status of the organization whose operations include intelligence, communications, effects assessment tasking and information operations general support at all levels of command. The dagger recalls the Special Operations branches from which the unit evolved and denotes resources of strength and purpose in the dominant role filled within the information environment. Mercury, the messenger of the gods in mythology, is represented by the winged foot, charged with a lightning flash, signifying the Battalion’s mission to protect and defend information. His purpose and functions are protected by the special operations capabilities represented by the dagger. Gold denotes excellence. The black of the motto lettering symbolizes determination and strength of purpose.

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 4 September 2008.

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U.S. Army 2nd Information Operations Battalion (2nd IOC), coat of arms U.S. Army 2nd Information Operations Battalion (2nd IOC), coat of arms

Shield: Per quarterly Sable and Argent, a sword point up blade of the like with a grip of leather Proper, the top area of blade is between three stars, one on dexter side, the hilt area is between three stars, one on dexter side Or, and a lightning bolt saltirewise of the last; a bordure Vert.

Crest: None.

Motto: INDICIUM DOMINATUS (Information Dominance).

Symbolism
Shield: The 2d Information Operations Battalion, First Information Operations Command (LAND) is a branch immaterial multi-component unit, with Operations, Intelligence, and Signal tasks and provides for new and important forms of warfare. The green border symbolizes the worldwide operations of the unit, emphasizing the “LAND” aspect of their mission. The black and white colors represent the unit’s continuous “round the clock” watch. The lightning flash denotes speed, agility, and exploitation of the adversary. The sword denotes strength and dominance of the information environment. The shield represents the steadfast and assured defense of the Army’s networks. The gold stars represent the six detachments of the Battalion deployed to each theater of operations.

The coat of arms was approved on 4 May 2007.

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U.S. Army 2nd Information Operations Battalion (2nd IOC), distinctive unit insignia U.S. Army 2nd Information Operations Battalion (2nd IOC), distinctive unit insignia

A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Per quarterly Sable and Argent; a bordure Vert. All superimposed by a sword point up blade of the like and grip of leather Proper the top area of the blade is between three stars, one on dexter side, the hilt area is between three stars, one on dexter side Or, and a lightning bolt saltirewise of the last. Attached around the bottom and sides of the shield is a Black scroll doubled silver inscribed “INDICIUM DOMINATUS” in Silver letters.

Symbolism: The 2d Information Operations Battalion, First Information Operations Command (LAND) is a branch immaterial multi-component unit, with Operations, Intelligence, and Signal tasks and provides for new and important forms of warfare. The green border symbolizes the worldwide operations of the unit, emphasizing the “LAND” aspect of their mission. The black and white colors represent the unit’s continuous “round the clock” watch. The lightning flash denotes speed, agility, and exploitation of the adversary. The sword denotes strength and dominance of the information environment. The shield represents the steadfast and assured defense of the Army’s networks. The gold stars represent the six detachments of the Battalion deployed to each theater of operations.

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 4 May 2007.

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U.S. Army 302nd Information Operations Battalion (302nd IOC), coat of arms U.S. Army 302nd Information Operations Battalion (302nd IOC), coat of arms

Shield: Azure, a lightning bolt surmounted by a sword, point upward in saltire and interlaced by an annulet all Or; a chief of the last, on a pale Teal a mullet Or.

Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: From a wreath Or and Azure, the Lexington Minute Man, Captain John Parker (H.H. Kitson, sculptor), stands on the common in Lexington, Massachusetts. Motto: VICTORY THRU INFORMATION.

Symbolism
Shield: Blue indicates exactness. The following images embody the mission of the Battalion: the lightning bolt signifies swiftness to disseminate information; the sword symbolizes training and security operations; the annulet denotes the unit’s continuous worldwide deployability to provide multi-disciplined information operation capabilities, vulnerable and assessed, to the Army Service Component Command and subordinate commands. The pale suggests military determination. Teal is the color traditionally associated with Branch Immaterial. The three divisions at the top of the shield stand for the elements that comprise the Battalion – OPSEC Support Company, Assessment and Effect Company, and Headquarters and Headquarters Support Detachment, illustrated by the pale and star.
Crest: The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

The coat of arms was approved effective 16 September 2009.

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U.S. Army 302nd Information Operations Battalion (302nd IOC), distinctive unit insignia U.S. Army 302nd Information Operations Battalion (302nd IOC), distinctive unit insignia

A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned as follows: Azure, a lightning bolt surmounted by a sword, point upward in saltire and interlaced by an annulet all Or; a chief of the last, on a pale Teal a mullet Or. Attached below a Blue scroll inscribed “VICTORY THRU INFORMATION” in Gold.

Symbolism: Blue indicates exactness. The following images embody the mission of the Battalion: the lightning bolt signifies swiftness to disseminate information; the sword symbolizes training and security operations; the annulet denotes the unit’s continuous worldwide deployability to provide multi-disciplined information operation capabilities, vulnerable and assessed, to the Army Service Component Command and subordinate commands. The pale suggests military determination. Teal is the color traditionally associated with Branch Immaterial. The three divisions at the top of the shield stand for the elements that comprise the Battalion – OPSEC Support Company, Assessment and Effect Company, and Headquarters and Headquarters Support Detachment, illustrated by the pale and star.

The distinctive unit insignia was approved effective 16 September 2009.

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U.S. Army 304th Information Operations Battalion (304th IOC), coat of arms U.S. Army 304th Information Operations Battalion (304th IOC), coat of arms

Shield: Or, on a pentagon point up per bend Azure and Gules, a lightning flash throughout bendwise of the field overall a dragon affronté displayed Purpure fimbriated of the first.

Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: From a wreath Or and Azure, 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: FRONS CURSOR (Front Runners).

Symbolism
Shield: The pentagon is a symbol of the military establishment and the five points represent the elements of Information Operations: operation security, electronic warfare, military information support to operations, computer network operations and military deception. Blue stands for intelligence and red for determination. The lightning flash signifies speed. The purple dragon, a blend of blue and red mixed, signifies courage. The dragon is rising indicating the will to go above and beyond.
Crest: The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

The coat of arms was approved on 30 September 2010.

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U.S. Army 304th Information Operations Battalion (304th IOC), distinctive unit insignia U.S. Army 304th Information Operations Battalion (304th IOC), distinctive unit insignia

On a gold metal device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height consisting of a blue and red pentagon divided by a lightning flash from upper left to lower right overall a purple dragon in a frontal rising position wings displayed tail curved point to right attached below the pentagon a purple scroll doubled base metal folded five times with the center fold inscribed “FRONS CURSOR” in gold letters.

Symbolism: The pentagon is a symbol of the military establishment and the five points represent the elements of Information Operations: operation security, electronic warfare, military information support to operations, computer network operations and military deception. Blue stands for intelligence and red for determination. The lightning flash signifies speed. The purple dragon, a blend of the blue and red mixed, signifies courage. The dragon is rising indicating the will to go above and beyond. The motto translates to “Front Runners.”

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 30 September 2010.

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