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U.S. Army Signal Corps, branch insignia
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U.S. Army Signal Corps, branch insignia

Two signal flags crossed, dexter flag white with a red center, the sinister flag red with a white center, staffs gold, with a flaming torch of gold color metal upright at center of crossed flags; 7/8 inch in height.

"Crossed flags" have been used by the Signal Corps since 1868, when they were prescribed for wear on the uniform coat by enlisted men of the Signal Corps. In 1884, a burning torch was added to the insignia and the present design adopted on 1 July 1884. The flags and torch are symbolic of signaling or communication.

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U.S. Army Signal Corps, branch plaque
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U.S. Army Signal Corps, branch plaque

The plaque design has the branch insignia proper (red, white, and gold) with gold letters. The outer rim is gold with a narrow band of orange. The background is white.

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U.S. Army Signal Corps, regimental coat of arms
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U.S. Army Signal Corps, regimental coat of arms

The coat of arms appears on the breast of a displayed eagle on the regimental flag. The coat of arms is: Argent, within a bordure Tenne a baton fesswise Or and suspended therefrom a signal flag Gules charged at center with a square of the first, in chief a mullet bronze. Displayed above the eagle's head is the crest: On a wreath of the Argent and Tenne, a dexter hand couped at the wrist, clenched, palm affronte, grasping three forked lightning flashes, all Proper, flashes Argent.

The Coat of Arms has the Signal flag suspended from a baton, which was adopted from the badge that originated in 1865 and was called the "Order of the Signal Corps." The bronze battle star represents formal recognition for participation in combat; it adorned a signal flag and was first awarded to Signal Corps soldiers in 1862. Orange and white are the traditional colors of the Signal Corp. The hand on the crest personifying the Corps has grasped the lightning from the heavens, and is applying to military communications.

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U.S. Army Signal Corps, regimental insignia
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U.S. Army Signal Corps, regimental insignia

A gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches in height consisting of a gold eagle grasping a horizontal baton from which is suspended a red signal flag with a white center, enclosing the flag from a star at the bottom, a wreath of laurel all gold and a top left and right a white scroll inscribed "PRO PATRIA" at left and "VIGILANS" at right in gold. The regimental insignia was approved on 20 Mar 1986.

The gold eagle holds in his talons a golden baton, from which descends a signal flag. The design originated in 1865 from a meeting of Signal Corps officers, led by Major Albert Myer, the Chief Signal Officer, in Washington, DC. The badge was a symbol of faithful service and good fellowship for those who served together in war and was called the "Order of the Signal Corps." The motto "PRO PATRIA VIGILANS" was adopted from the Signal School insignia and serves to portray the cohesiveness of Signal soldiers and their affiliation with their regimental home. The gold laurel wreath depicts the myriad of achievements through strength made by the Corps since its inception. The battle star centered on the wreath represents formal recognition for participation in combat. It adorned a Signal flag and was first awarded to Signal Corps soldiers in 1862. The battle star typifies the close operational relationship between the combined arms and the Signal Corps.

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U.S. Army 102nd Signal Battalion, coat of arms
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U.S. Army 102nd Signal Battalion, coat of arms

Shield: Argent, two bars wavy Azure, overall a quill palewise Tenné fimbriated on the second of the first.
Crest: From a wreath Argent and Azure a chevron Vert superimposed by a cubit arm in armor gauntleted enbowed of the first holding a lightning flash barbed at either end bendwise Or.
Motto: HONOR HERITAGE HISTORY.

Symbolism:
Shield: The colors white and orange are for the Signal Corps. The microwave functions are symbolized by the two slightly wavy bars, which also represent the Tiber and Po Rivers, thus alluding to the Rome-Arno and Po Valley campaigns. The quill pen is a play on the Celtic word "pen" for mountaintop, from which the name Apennine is believed to derive. It also symbolizes communications.
Crest: The arm in armor underscores combat readiness and the unit's service during World War II. The two barbs on the lightning flash commemorate the unit's campaigns in the North Apennines and Po Valley, while the flash itself highlights speed and electronic capabilities. The chevron suggests the rugged and forested Apennines mountains; green alludes to the fertility of the Po Valley.

The coat of arms was originally approved on 25 November 1955. It was rescinded (cancelled) on 2 December 1960. It was reinstated on 5 August 1972. The coat of arms was amended to include a crest on 18 February 1997.

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U.S. Army 102nd Signal Battalion, distinctive unit insignia U.S. Army 102nd Signal Battalion, distinctive unit insignia

A Silver metal and enamel device 1 5/32 inches (2.94 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Argent, two bars wavy Azure, overall a quill palewise Tenné fimbriated on the second of the first. Attached below the shield a Silver scroll inscribed "HONOR HERITAGE HISTORY" in Blue letters.

Symbolism: Orange and white are used for the Signal Corps. The microwave functions are symbolized by the two slightly wavy bars, which also represent the Tiber and Po Rivers, thus alluding to the Rome-Arno and Po Valley Campaigns. The pen is a play on the Celtic word "pen" for a mountaintop, from which the name Apennine is believed to have been derived. It also symbolizes communications.

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 25 November 1955.

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U.S. Army 105th Signal Battalion, coat of arms
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U.S. Army 105th Signal Battalion, coat of arms

Shield: Tenné, a torch Argent enflamed Proper, surmounted by a pair of palmetto branches saltirewise Vert fimbriated of the second, overall a crescent Or environed by an annulet of lightning White.
Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalion of the South Carolina Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors, Argent and Tenné, upon a mount Vert a palmetto tree Proper charged with a crescent Argent.
Motto: UBIQUITOUS

Symbolism:
Shield: Orange and white are the colors used for Army Signal organizations, and the torch and palmetto leaves simulate the Corps insignia. The torch and annulet of lightning symbolize leadership and the unit’s mission and capabilities. The crescent and palmetto leaves refer to the emblem of South Carolina, the unit’s home.
Crest: The crest is that of the South Carolina Army National Guard.

The coat of arms was approved on 6 Nov 1996.

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U.S. Army 105th Signal Battalion, distinctive unit insignia U.S. Army 105th Signal Battalion, distinctive unit insignia

A silver color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02cm) in height overall consisting of a vertical silver torch with yellow flame crossed saltirewise by two green palmetto leaves their stems surmounted by a yellow crescent with horns up conjoining the lower edge of the leaves all on a dark blue area enclosed on wither side by an arched lightning flash divided lengthwise into silver and orange from the flame to the outer edge of an orange scroll passing over the torch in base and inscribed "UBIQUITOUS" in silver.

Symbolism: Orange and white are the colors used for Army Signal organizations, and the torch and palmetto leaves simulate the Corps insignia. The torch and lightning flashes symbolize leadership and the unit’s mission and capabilities. The crescent and palmetto leaves refer to the emblems of South Carolina, the unit’s home. The arched lightning flashes, flame and scroll parody the motto chosen by the organization.

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 20 May 1980.

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U.S. Army 108th Signal Battalion, coat of arms
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U.S. Army 108th Signal Battalion, coat of arms

Shield: Argent, a palmetto branch stem to base Vert charged with a mullet White voided Green between two lightning bolts arched chevronwise reversed Tenné.
Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the South Carolina Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors, Argent and Vert, upon a mount Green a palmetto tree Proper charged with a crescent White.
Motto: PRIDE IN EXCELLENCE

Symbolism:
Shield: Orange and white (silver) are the colors used for the Signal Corps. The palmetto branch refers to South Carolina, "The Palmetto State," the unit’s home area. The star implies command and guidance and represents the overall mission, while the lightning bolts symbolize speed and efficiency.
Crest: The crest is that of the South Carolina Army National Guard.

The coat of arms was authorized on 8 No 1996.

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U.S. Army 108th Signal Battalion, distinctive unit insignia U.S. Army 108th Signal Battalion, distinctive unit insignia

A silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86cm) in height overall consisting of a green enamel palmetto branch stem to base passing under and over a voided silver five-pointed star between two orange lightning bolts arced convexly left and right all below a blue enamel scroll bearing the inscription "PRIDE IN EXCELLENCE" in silver letters.

Symbolism: Orange and white (silver) are the colors used for the Signal Corps. The palmetto branch refers to South Carolina, "The Palmetto State," the unit’s home area. The star implies command and guidance and represents the overall mission, while the lightning bolts symbolize speed and efficiency.

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved on 15 Jan 1971. It was amended on 8 Nov 1996, to change the symbolism.

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U.S. Army 10th Signal Battalion, coat of arms
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U.S. Army 10th Signal Battalion, coat of arms

Shield: Per fess dancetty Azure and Tenné, overall two swords in saltire points up Argent, their blades in the form of lightning bolts.
Crest: On a wreath Argent and Tenné a wreath of oak leaves Or enclosing a mountain peak Azure capped of the first, and overall two lightning flashes in saltire of the second.
Motto: VOICE OF THE MOUNTAIN

Symbolism:
Shield: The unit's service in Italy during World War II is symbolized by the dancetty partition line referring to the Po Valley and mountains of Italy. The mountain symbols further refer to the unit's early designation as a Mountain Signal Company and to its association with Colorado. The crossed swords with lightning bolt blades denote the presence of the Signal Battalion within the Division. Orange and white are the colors traditionally associated with the Signal Corps.
Crest: The crest symbolizes the unit's World War II service in the Apennines and Po Valley campaigns in Italy. The lightning flashes signify the Signal Corps mission and refer to the numerical designation of the unit.

The coat of arms was approved on 26 February 1986. It was amended to correct the blazon (wreath colors) of the crest on 22 May 2001. It was again amended to correct the blazon of the crest on 9 March 2004.

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U.S. Army 10th Signal Battalion, distinctive unit insignia U.S. Army 10th Signal Battalion, distinctive unit insignia

A silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86cm) in height overall consisting of the shield of the coat of arms of the 10th Signal Battalion blazoned: Per fess dancetty Azure and Tenné, overall two swords in saltire points up Argent, their blades in the form of lightning bolts. Attached above and below the shield a Silver scroll inscribed "VOICE OF" above and "THE MOUNTAIN" below in Blue letters.

Symbolism: The unit's service in Italy during World War II is symbolized by the dancetty partition line referring to the Po Valley and mountains of Italy. The mountain symbols further refer to the unit's early designation as a Mountain Signal Company and to its association with Colorado. The crossed swords with lightning bolt blades the Division. Orange and white are the colors traditionally associated with the Signal Corps.

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 29 February 1986. It was amended on 10 December 1986, to change the color of the lettering on the motto scroll.

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U.S. Army 114th Signal Battalion, coat of arms
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U.S. Army 114th Signal Battalion, coat of arms

Shield: Per pale Tenné and Argent, on a chevron enhanced two lightning flashes, all counterchanged, in base a horse rampant Sable.
Crest: From a wreath Argent and Tenné a gauntlet closed of the first grasping a lightning flash fesswise Gules fimbriated Or.
Motto: SIGNAL MASTERS OF THE ROCK.

Symbolism:
Shield: Orange and white are the colors traditionally associated with the Signal Corps. The shield is counterchanged to underscore teamwork and unity. The chevron symbolizes protection and support. The two lightning flashes refer to the honorable service provided by the unit during its two previous activations in 1944-1946 and 1959-1968. The rampant horse embodies zeal, action and the battalion's readiness to serve the country.
Crest: The gauntlet grasping the lightning flash symbolizes the unit's signal mission, the gauntlet representing military preparedness and the flash, the signal service for military communications. The red lightning flash is the color of the Meritorious Unit Commendation awarded to the battalion.

The coat of arms was approved effective 16 October 2003.

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U.S. Army 114th Signal Battalion, distinctive unit insignia U.S. Army 114th Signal Battalion, distinctive unit insignia

A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height consisting of a shield blazoned: Per pale Tenné and Argent, on a chevron enhanced two lightning flashes, all counterchanged, in base a horse rampant Sable. Attached on top of the shield is a Black scroll inscribed with "SIGNAL MASTERS" and on the bottom is a Black scroll inscribed

Symbolism: Orange and white are the colors traditionally associated with the Signal Corps. The shield is counterchanged to underscore teamwork and unity. The chevron symbolizes protection and support. The two lightning flashes refer to the honorable service provided by the unit during its two previous activations in 1944-1946 and 1959-1968. The rampant horse embodies zeal, action and the battalion's readiness to serve the country.

The distinctive unit insignia was approved effective 16 October 2003.

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U.S. Army 121st Signal Battalion, coat of arms
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U.S. Army 121st Signal Battalion, coat of arms

Shield: Per bend enhanced Argent and Tenné on the first palewise in bend six Lorraine Crosses and on the second palewise in bend three fire arrows all counterchanged.
Crest: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Tenné, a Spanish castle Argent charged with a fleur-de-lis Tenné.
Motto: TO PARON EY POIEIN (Do Well The Duty That Lies Before You).

Symbolism:
Shield: The colors orange and white are for the Signal Corps. The six Lorraine crosses represent six World War I Battle Honors and are arranged to suggest a telegraph line. The three fire arrows symbolize three assault landings in World War II and also suggest the Signal functions which such weapons once served.
Crest: The Spanish castle taken from the Spanish Campaign Medal symbolizes the organization's service in Puerto Rico during the Spanish American War and the fleur-de-lis its service in World War I. The colors white (silver) and orange are the colors of the Signal Corps.

The coat of arms was approved on 8 January 1958.

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U.S. Army 121st Signal Battalion, distinctive unit insignia U.S. Army 121st Signal Battalion, distinctive unit insignia

A white fleur-de-lis superimposed on an orange Spanish castle by a gold band with the motto "TO PARON EY POIEIN."

Symbolism: The Spanish castle taken from the Spanish Campaign Medal symbolizes the organization's service in Puerto Rico during the Spanish American War and the fleur-de-lis its service in World War I. The colors white and orange are the colors of the Signal Corps. The motto is translated "Do Well The Duty That Lies Before You."

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 1st Signal Company on 18 March 1930. It was amended to correct the spelling of the motto on 15 October 1930 and again on 10 October 1934. The insignia was redesignated for the 121st Signal Battalion on 8 January 1958.

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U.S. Army 123rd Signal Battalion, coat of arms
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U.S. Army 123rd Signal Battalion, coat of arms

Shield: Tenné, a crowing cock, beaked wattled jelloped and legged Azure, perched on a triangle above a mace fesswise all Argent.
Crest: None.
Motto: PRIMA VOX AUDIAT (The First Voice Heard).

Symbolism:
Shield: The colors orange and white are for the Signal Corps. The crowing cock from the arms of one of the Marne provinces represents Signal service in the Marne in World War I. The triangle represents the Iron Triangle in Korea which the unit helped to hold, and the mace from the arms of Colmar is for the World War II service in the Colmar pocket.
Crest: None

The coat of arms was approved on 21 January 1958.

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U.S. Army 123rd Signal Battalion, distinctive unit insignia U.S. Army 123rd Signal Battalion, distinctive unit insignia

A Silver metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 CM) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Tenné, a crowing cock, beaked wattled jelloped and legged Azure, perched on a triangle above a mace fesswise all Argent. Attached below the shield a Silver scroll inscribed "PRIMA VOX AUDIAT" in Blue letters.

Symbolism: The colors orange and white are for the Signal Corps. The crowing cock from the arms of one of the Marne Provinces represents Signal service in the Marne in World War I. The triangle represents the Iron Triangle in Korea which the unit helped to hold, and the mace from the arms of Colmar, is for the World War II service in the Colmar pocket.

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 21 January 1958.

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U.S. Army 125th Signal Battalion, coat of arms
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U.S. Army 125th Signal Battalion, coat of arms

Shield: Per fess enhanced Tenné and Argent, in chief a diamond headed spear issuing from sinister fesswise of the second and in base on and over a pale Azure (bluebird) a fire beacon Proper.
Crest: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Tenné a sea lion sejant of the first armed and langued Azure, the tail encircling a Korean Taeguk Proper, the paws grasping an annulet of bamboo Or enclosing two lightning flashes palewise Gules.
Motto: LEOKANI OKAUWILA (Voice of Lightning).

Symbolism:
Shield: Orange and white are the colors used for the Signal Corps. The blue is that of the Korean Service Ribbon. The spear, with its diamond head represents defense of Oahu on 7 December 1941, and the role of the 25th Division in spearheading the war in the Pacific. The fire signal against the three divisions of the bottom of the shield symbolizes the achievement of the unit in maintaining signal communications against three North Korean divisions in the Masan-Chinju operation in 1950.
Crest: The sea lion alludes to the Philippine Islands where the unit participated in the Philippine Liberation and was awarded the Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation. The Taeguk refers to Korea where the organization participated in ten campaigns and was decorated with two Meritorious Unit Commendations and two Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citations. The bamboo and the colors red and gold refer to Vietnam where the unit participated In twelve campaigns and was awarded two Meritorious Unit Commendations, indicated by the two flashes.

The coat of arms was approved on 31 January 1958. It was amended to add a crest on 8 August 1973.

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U.S. Army 125th Signal Battalion, distinctive unit insignia U.S. Army 125th Signal Battalion, distinctive unit insignia

A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 3/32 inches (2.78 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Per fess enhanced Tenné and Argent, in chief a diamond headed spear issuing from sinister fesswise of the second and in base on and over a pale Azure (bluebird) a fire beacon Proper. Attached below the shield is an Orange scroll inscribed "LEOKANI OKAUWILA" in Silver letters.

Symbolism: Orange and white are the colors used for the Signal Corps. The blue is that of the Korean Service Ribbon. The spear, with its diamond head represents defense of Oahu on 7 December 1941, and the role of the 25th Division in spearheading the war in the Pacific. The fire signal against the three divisions of the bottom of the shield symbolizes the achievement of the unit in maintaining signal communications against three North Korean divisions in the Masan-Chinju operation in 1950.

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 31 January 1958.

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U.S. Army 129th Signal Battalion, coat of arms
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U.S. Army 129th Signal Battalion, coat of arms

Shield: Tenné, four lightning flashes saltirewise throughout Celeste fimbriated Argent, overall a torch of the last enflamed Gules.
Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Maryland Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors, Argent and Tenné, a cross bottony per cross quarterly Gules and Argent.
Motto: LIGHT THE FIRES

Symbolism: Orange is the primary color traditionally associated with the Signal Corps. The motto "Light the Fires" is alluded to by the torch, recalling the historic tradition of signal communications. The lightning flashes are a further reference to the Signal Corps and suggest the speed of modern global communications technology.

The coat of arms was originally approved on 11 May 1989 for the Maryland and Virginia Army National Guard. It was amended on 11 Sep 1990, to delete reference to the Virginia Army National Guard.

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U.S. Army 129th Signal Battalion, distinctive unit insignia U.S. Army 129th Signal Battalion, distinctive unit insignia

A silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned as follows: Tenné, four lightning flashes saltirewise throughout Celeste fimbriated Argent, overall a torch of the last enflamed Gules. Attached below the shield a black scroll inscribed "LIGHT THE FIRES" in silver.

Symbolism: Orange is the primary color traditionally associated with the Signal Corps. The motto "Light the Fires" is alluded to by the torch, recalling the historic tradition of signal communications. The lightning flashes are a further reference to the Signal Corps and suggest the speed of modern global communications technology.

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the Maryland and Virginia Army National Guard on 11 May 1989. It was amended to delete reference to the Virginia Army National Guard on 11 Sep 1990.

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U.S. Army 151st Signal Battalion, coat of arms
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U.S. Army 151st Signal Battalion, coat of arms

Shield: Per bend Azure and Tenné, in bend a double ended signal flash throughout Argent, its lower portion charged with a signal flash Sable, in chief a branch of palmetto of the third.
Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalion of the South Carolina Nation Guard: On a wreath of the colors, Argent and Tenné, upon a mount Vert a palmetto tree Proper charged with a crescent Argent.
Motto: UBIQUE AD FINEM (Everywhere to the End)

Symbolism: The colors white and orange are used for the Signal Corps. The signal flash through the center denotes the unit’s signal service both to South Carolina, represented by the blue, and Florida by the orange. The palmetto branch indicates the unit is now assigned to the South Carolina National Guard, whose crest features the palmetto tree.

The coat of arms was approved on 21 Jun 1981.

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U.S. Army 151st Signal Battalion, distinctive unit insignia U.S. Army 151st Signal Battalion, distinctive unit insignia

A silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Per bend Azure and Tenné, in bend a double ended signal flash throughout Argent, its lower portion charged with a signal flash Sable, in chief a branch of palmetto of the third. Attached below a scroll inscribed "UBIQUE AD FINEM" in black letters.

Symbolism: The colors white and orange are used for the Signal Corps. The signal flash through the center denotes the unit’s signal service both to South Carolina, represented by the blue, and Florida by the orange. The palmetto branch indicates the unit is now assigned to the South Carolina National Guard.

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 21 Jun 1981.

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U.S. Army 16th Signal Battalion, coat of arms
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U.S. Army 16th Signal Battalion, coat of arms

Shield: Tenné a fess wavy Azure fimbriated Argent, issuant from base palewise overall the heads of three Micronesian arrows with shafts barbed each of six of the third.
Crest: From a wreath Argent and Tenné a palm frond palewise Proper superimposed by two lightning bolts pilewise Gules, overall a sea lion Or langued Gules and holding in dexter fin a dagger Or.
Motto: COMMUNICATIONS FIRST.

Symbolism:
Shield: The colors orange and white are for the Signal Corps. The arrowheads are of the type used in the Pacific area in which three assault landings were made. The wavy blue band is an allusion to the overseas location of the battalion at the time of its activation, and the total number of charges corresponds to the four battle honors earned by the organization.
Crest: World War II campaigns in the Philippines and the award of the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation are represented by the sea lion. The palm frond refers to New Guinea and the Bismarck Archipelago. The lightning bolts allude to the unit's mission and signify speedy communications. Gold and scarlet respectively denote excellence and courage.

The coat of arms was originally approved for the 16th Signal Battalion Corps on 11 July 1952. It was redesignated for the 16th Signal Battalion on 12 December 1958. The coat of arms was amended to include a crest on 23 December 1996.

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U.S. Army 16th Signal Battalion, distinctive unit insignia U.S. Army 16th Signal Battalion, distinctive unit insignia

A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Tenné a fess wavy Azure fimbriated Argent, issuant from base palewise over all the heads of three Micronesian arrows with shafts barbed each of six of the third. Attached below the shield a Silver scroll inscribed "COMMUNICATIONS FIRST" in Blue letters.

Symbolism: The colors, orange and white, are for the Signal Corps. The arrowheads are of the type used in the Pacific area in which three assault landings were made. The wavy blue band is an allusion to the overseas location of the battalion at the time of its activation, and the total number of charges corresponds to the four battle honors earned by the organization.

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 16th Signal Battalion Corps, on 11 July 1952. It was redesignated for the 16th Signal Battalion on 12 December 1958.

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U.S. Army 17th Signal Battalion, coat of arms
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U.S. Army 17th Signal Battalion, coat of arms

Shield: Argent, issuant from base between two telegraph poles Tenné a radio tower Sable emitting in chief five flashes of the second.
Crest: None.
Motto: FONS COMMUNICATIONES (Fountain of Communications).

Symbolism:
Shield: Orange and white are the colors used for Signal Corps. The telegraph poles and radio tower symbolize the battalion's functions. The five flashes are used to represent the organization's World War II battle honors.
Crest: None.

The coat of arms was originally approved for the 17th Signal Operation Battalion on 26 February 1953. It was redesignated for the 17th Signal Battalion on 16 January 1959.

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U.S. Army 17th Signal Battalion, distinctive unit insignia U.S. Army 17th Signal Battalion, distinctive unit insignia

A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height consisting of a shield blazoned: Argent, issuant from base between two telegraph poles Tenné a radio tower Sable emitting in chief five flashes of the second. Attached below the shield an Orange scroll inscribed "FONS COMMUNICATIONES" in Silver letters.

Symbolism: Orange and white are the colors used for Signal Corps. The telegraph poles and radio tower symbolize the battalion's functions. The five flashes are used to represent the organization's World War II battle honors. The motto translates to "Fountain of Communications."

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 17th Signal Operation Battalion on 26 February 1953. It was redesignated for the 17th Signal Battalion on 16 January 1959.

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U.S. Army 1st Signal Battalion, coat of arms
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U.S. Army 1st Signal Battalion, coat of arms

Shield: Per bend Argent and Tenné.
Crest: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Tenné and issuing of the first a torch bearing a fleur-de-lis Gules and flamed Or charged with an arrowhead Vert.
Motto: IN MEDIAS RES (Into the Midst of Things).

Symbolism:
Shield: The shield is in the colors of the Signal Corps.
Crest: The fleur-de-lis alludes to Europe where the unit participated in six campaigns; its color refers to the award of the Meritorious Unit Commendation streamer for "European Theater." The torch and arrowhead represent "Operation Torch," indicating the unit's assault landing in the Algeria-French Morocco Campaign, World War II.

The coat of arms was originally approved for the 59th Signal Battalion on 14 March 1932. It was redesignated for the 1st Armored Signal Battalion on 7 May 1942. It was again redesignated for the 1st Signal Battalion on 5 February 1962. The coat of arms was amended to add a crest on 24 July 1973.

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U.S. Army 1st Signal Battalion, distinctive unit insignia U.S. Army 1st Signal Battalion, distinctive unit insignia

A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Per bend Argent and Tenné. Attached below the shield a Silver scroll inscribed "IN MEDIAS RES" in Black letters.

Symbolism: The shield is in the colors of the Signal Corps.

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 59th Signal Battalion on 9 April 1932. It was redesignated for the 1st Armored Signal Battalion on 7 May 1942. The insignia was redesignated for the 1st Signal Battalion on 5 February 1962.

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U.S. Army 24th Signal Battalion, coat of arms
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U.S. Army 24th Signal Battalion, coat of arms

Shield: Per chevron Argent and Azure (Light Blue) two signal flashes chevronwise conjoined at the center with points to base Tenné fimbriated of the first, in chief an oyster shell Sable charged with a pearl Proper.
Motto: VOICE OF VICTORY

Symbolism: The colors orange and white are for the Signal Corps, and the signal flashes refer to the unit's function. The oyster shell with the pearl signifies the unit's presence in Hawaii on Pearl Harbor Day, and the light blue represents the battalion's service in Korea.

The coat of arms was approved on 6 Nov 1958.

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U.S. Army 24th Signal Battalion, distinctive unit insignia U.S. Army 24th Signal Battalion, distinctive unit insignia

A silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86cm) consisting of a shield blazoned: Per chevron Argent and Azure (Light Blue) two signal flashes chevronwise conjoined at the center with points to base Tenné fimbriated of the first, in chief an oyster shell Sable charged with a pearl Proper. Attached below the shield a Silver motto scroll inscribed "VOICE OF VICTORY" in Black letters.

Symbolism: The colors orange and white are for the Signal Corps, and the signal flashes refer to the unit's function. The oyster shell with the pearl signifies the unit's presence in Hawaii on Pearl Harbor Day, and the light blue represents the battalion's service in Korea.

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 6 Nov 1958.

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U.S. Army 304th Signal Battalion, coat of arms
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U.S. Army 304th Signal Battalion, coat of arms

Shield: Per fess engrailed arched and enhanced Gray and Sable, a foot engrailed Azure fimbriated Argent, overall issuing from dexter chief a lightning flash Tenné fimbriated of the fourth.
Crest: On a wreath Argent and Sable, a sea-lion sejant Sable armed and langued Azure grasping a trumpet of the first, pendant therefrom and tied of the last a banderole emblazoned parti per bend wavy of two Gules and Azure bearing in pale two mullets Silver within a border of the last.
Motto: PRET TOUJOURS PRET (Ready, Always, Ready).

Symbolism:
Shield: The lightning flash in the colors of the Signal Corps symbolizes the rapid communication provided by the Battalion. The blue foot with white fimbriation represents the ocean waves, exemplifying the many amphibious operations conducted by the Eighth Army during World War II and supported by this organization. The engrailed line across the shield is representative of the typical shoreline of the islands assaulted. The gray upper portion of the shield is symbolic of the early morning sky during an amphibious attack.
Crest: The design commemorates the actions for which the battalion received unit decorations during World War II and in the Korean War. The sea-lion, from the flag of the President of the Philippines, refers to the unit's service in the Leyte campaign. The trumpet or bugle symbolizes Army communication--the Battalion's function. The two stars on the red and blue tabard stand for the actions in Korea for which the battalion received two Meritorious Unit Commendations.

The coat of arms was originally approved on 29 June 1953. It was amended to delete the Army Reserve Crest on 14 April 1955. It was again amended to add a crest on 27 October 1966. The coat of arms was amended to correct the colors of the wreath and amend the symbolism for the crest on 30 July 1984.

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U.S. Army 304th Signal Battalion, distinctive unit insignia U.S. Army 304th Signal Battalion, distinctive unit insignia

A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 3/32 inches (2.78 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Per fess engrailed arched and enhanced Gray and Sable, a foot engrailed Azure fimbriated Argent, overall issuing from dexter chief a lightning flash Tenné fimbriated of the fourth. Attached below the shield is a Silver scroll inscribed "PRET TOUJOURS PRET" in Black letters.

Symbolism: The lightning flash in colors of the Signal Corps symbolizes the rapid communication provided by the battalion. The blue foot with white fimbriation represents the ocean waves, exemplifying the many amphibious operations conducted by the Eighth Army during World War II and supported by this organization. The engrailed line across the shield is representative of the typical shoreline of the islands assaulted. The gray upper portion of the shield is symbolic of the early morning sky during an amphibious attack. The motto translates to "Ready, Always, Ready."

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 29 June 1953

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U.S. Army 30th Signal Battalion, coat of arms
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U.S. Army 30th Signal Battalion, coat of arms

Shield: Per bend dove-tailed Argent and Tenné on the last a terrestrial sphere with latitude and longitude lines all of the first; the equator composed of nine telegraph poles Sable.
Crest: From a wreath Argent and Tenné four lightning bolts barbed radiating pilewise of the first, a Roman helm Or garnished Gules.
Motto: FORTITER ET STRENUE (Boldly and Strenuously)

Symbolism:
Shield: Orange and white are colors traditionally associated with the Signal Corps. The line of telegraph poles at the equator represents communications encircling the world and the willingness of the unit to perform its mission in any part of the world.
Crest: The lightning flashes symbolize electronic technology and rapid deployment while denoting the battalion's four World War II campaigns. The Roman helmet suggests Italy and Rome and represents the Meritorious Unit Commendation earned by the unit during World War II. Gold is emblematic of high achievement.

The coat of arms was originally approved on 6 Jan 1943 for the 30th Signal Construction Battalion. It was amended to change the blazon of the shield on 3 Mar 1943. On 15 Jun 1992 the coat of arms was redesignated for the 30th Signal Battalion. The coat of arms was amended on 2 Aug 1996 to include a crest.

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U.S. Army 30th Signal Battalion, distinctive unit insignia U.S. Army 30th Signal Battalion, distinctive unit insignia

A silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86cm) in height overall, consisting of a shield blazoned: Per bend dove-tailed Argent and Tenné on the last a terrestrial sphere with latitude and longitude lines all of the first; the equator composed of nine telegraph poles Sable. Attached below the shield a silver scroll inscribed "FORTITER ET STRENUE" in black letters.

Symbolism: Orange and white are colors traditionally associated with the Signal Corps. The line of telegraph poles at the equator represents communications encircling the world and the willingness of the unit to perform its mission in any part of the world.

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 30th Signal Construction Battalion on 6 Jan 1943. It was amended to change the blazon of the shield on 3 Mar 1943. On 15 Jun 1992 the insignia was redesignated, with description and symbolism revised, for the 30th Signal Battalion.

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