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

A ship's steering wheel, superimposed thereon a shield charged with a winged car wheel on a rail, all of gold color metal, 1 inch in height.

In 1919, "a winged car wheel, flanged, on a rail, surrounded by a rim one inch in diameter" was approved as the insignia of the Transportation Corps. The Army Reorganization Act, 4 June 1920, placed all transportation except military railways under the Quartermaster General. The Transportation Corps essentially in its present form was organized on 31 July 1942 as a result of the Army reorganization of 1942 and has functioned since then as one of the services. The present Transportation Corps insignia is based on that of the World War I Corps, with shield and ship's wheel added. The winged car wheel is for rail transportation and the Mariner's helm for transport by water. The U.S. highway marker shield is for land transportation.

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

The plaque design has the branch insignia, letters, and rim in gold. The background is brick red

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

A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches in height overall consisting of a ship's steering wheel bearing a shield charged with a winged car wheel on a rail, all gold centered upon a brick red spearhead point up, all standing upon a curving gold scroll spanning the lower tips of the spearhead and inscribed "SPEARHEAD OF LOGISTICS" in blue letters. The insignia was approved on 7 March 1986.

Symbolism of Regimental insignia: Brick red and golden yellow are the colors associated with the Transportation Corps. The traditional insignia of the branch superimposed on the spearhead denotes the spirit of the motto. The branch insignia consists of the car wheel symbolizing rail transportation, the wing symbolizing air transportation, a mariner’s helm for water transportation, and a U.S. highway marker shield for land transportation.

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U.S. Army 11th Transportation Command, shoulder sleeve insignia U.S. Army 11th Transportation Command, shoulder sleeve insignia

On a shield 2 1/4 inches (5.72 cm) in width overall divided horizontally into thirds, the lower two-thirds brick red bearing a yellow wheel and the upper third white crossed horizontally by a blue wavy bar and all surmounted by two brick red vertical bars all within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) yellow border.

Symbolism: The colors brick red and yellow (gold) are used for the Transportation Corps. The wheel, a basic implement of mobility, and the white and wavy blue area, symbolic of water, refer to the terminal port function of the organization. The two white and the one blue areas also allude to the three activations of the unit (initially in the United States and subsequently in Korea and France), and the two vertical bars simulating wharves and docks also simulate the numeral “11,” the organization’s numerical designation.

The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 14 January 1969.

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U.S. Army 3rd Transportation Command, distinctive unit insignia U.S. Army 3rd Transportation Command, distinctive unit insignia

A gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall, consisting of a scarlet demi-sun with eight scarlet rays. In base on a green field a scarlet and blue Korean Taeguk. Overall in center horizontally two gold locomotive wheels with driving bar. Superimposed diagonally overall a scimitar blade of white with hilt gold. At top a brick red scroll, arced convexly and folded back on each side, bearing the inscription “EVERY MOVE” in gold. At bottom a brick red scroll, arced convexly and folded back on each side bearing the inscription “A SUCCESS” in gold.

Symbolism: Brick red and golden yellow (gold) are the colors used for the Transportation Corps. The eight rays represent the unit’s eight decorations: six Meritorious Unit Commendations and two Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citations. The scimitar and the colors green, white and red allude to Iran, where the unit initially served overseas during World War II. The rising sun symbolizes the organization’s World War II service in Japan. The Korean Taeguk refers to the Korean War, while the locomotive wheels refer to the unit’s previous designation and wartime service as a railway transportation unit.

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 3d Transportation Brigade on 17 January 1973. The insignia was redesignated for the 3d Transportation Agency effective 16 September 1994, with the description and symbolism revised. It was redesignated effective 17 September 2004, for the 3d Transportation Command.

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U.S. Army 3rd Transportation Command, shoulder sleeve insignia U.S. Army 3rd Transportation Command, shoulder sleeve insignia

On a brick red disc 2 inches (5.08 cm) in diameter, a golden yellow segment of a railway track consisting of two vertical rails on three horizontal crossties, the central crosstie surmounted by a white star, all within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) golden yellow border.

Symbolism: Brick red and golden yellow are the colors used for the Transportation Corps. The segment of railway track symbolizes the unit’s former mission, and the three ties allude to its numerical designation. The star is symbolic of the command.

The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the 3d Transportation Command on 23 October 1969. It was redesignated for the 3d Transportation Brigade on 6 September 1972. The insignia was redesignated for the 3d Transportation Agency effective 16 September 1994, with the description and symbolism revised. It was redesignated effective 17 September 2004, for the 3d Transportation Command.

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U.S. Army 4rd Transportation Command, distinctive unit insignia U.S. Army 4rd Transportation Command, distinctive unit insignia

A gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall consisting of three concentric red (scarlet) circles bound with four gold bands saltirewise and bearing at center a yellow disc charged with a blue fleur-de-lis and all encircled by a blue border within a continuous brick red scroll inscribed “FREEDOM THROUGH MOBILITY” in gold letters.

Symbolism: Brick red and golden yellow are the colors used for Transportation. The organization’s mission in France as a Port Headquarters and Headquarters Company during World War II is symbolized by the fleur-de-lis and the circular blue band alluding to a Port of Embarkation or terminal. The three scarlet concentric bands refer to the three Meritorious Unit Commendations—two for France and one for Vietnam, awarded to the organization.

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 4th Transportation Brigade on 9 October 1975. It was redesignated effective 16 February 1981, for the 4th Transportation Command.

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U.S. Army 4th Transportation Command, shoulder sleeve insignia U.S. Army 4th Transportation Command, shoulder sleeve insignia

On a brick red shield 2 inches (5.08 cm) in width and 2 inches (5.08 cm) in height overall and within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) yellow border a yellow annulet and trident interlaced.

Symbolism: Brick red and yellow are the colors used for Transportation. The wheel, a symbol for movement and the trident, an attribute of Poseidon (God of the Sea in Greek mythology) allude to the mission of the organization in the movement of vital cargo across land and waterway.

The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the 4th Transportation Command on 28 June 1967. It was redesignated for the 4th Transportation Brigade on 13 May 1975. The insignia was redesignated effective 16 February 1981, for the 4th Transportation Command.

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U.S. Army 5th Transportation Command, shoulder sleeve insignia U.S. Army 5th Transportation Command, shoulder sleeve insignia

A round bottom shield 2 inches (5.08 cm) in width and 2 1/2 inches (6.35 cm) in height having within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) yellow border upon a field of brick red a yellow wedge extending from top to bottom with a yellow disc centered on and over it, that portion of the disc on the wedge in brick red and charged in center with a yellow five-pointed star.

Symbolism: Yellow and brick red are the colors traditionally associated with the Transportation Corps. The wedge or V-shape indicates the numerical designation of the Command. The disc represents the wheel, a symbol basic to transportation and the star at its hub represents the command function.

The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 6 April 1967.

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U.S. Army 2nd Transportation Group, distinctive unit insignia U.S. Army 2nd Transportation Group, distinctive unit insignia

A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of an oval background divided horizontally light blue at the top and blue at base, overall a gold heraldic sunburst charged with a black annulet between two vertical gold bamboo poles all within a voluted brick red scroll inscribed “MISSION” at the top and “MOVEMENT” at base in gold letters.

Symbolism: The sunburst represents the organization’s World War II service in the East Indies, Papua and New Guinea. The black annulet alludes to highway and other transportation activities on land; the blue areas represent the air and the sea, symbolizing the unit’s mission to control and supervise all U.S. Army Transportation units in the Republic of Korea. The two bamboo poles, symbolic of strength, represent the unit’s two decorations, the Distinguished Unit Citation and the Meritorious Unit Commendation; the two poles also distinguish the unit’s numerical designation as the 2d Transportation Group. Brick red and golden yellow are colors used for Transportation units.

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 25 March 1977.

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U.S. Army 32nd Transportation Group, distinctive unit insignia U.S. Army 32nd Transportation Group, distinctive unit insignia

A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a white and blue fountain on a brick red diamond shape surrounded by a continuous brick red ribbon folded into a diamond shape and charged on both sides with two parallel raguly bars.

Symbolism: Gold and brick red are the colors associated with the Transportation Corps. The fountain, a water symbol, represents Tampa Bay, the home area of the unit. The continuous folded ribbon suggests movement and hence refers to the mission of the unit. It further alludes to tracks going in alternate directions symbolizing complete support of the Army mission.

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 7 July 1980.

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U.S. Army 37th Transportation Group, distinctive unit insignia U.S. Army 37th Transportation Group, distinctive unit insignia

A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86cm) in height overall, consisting of a brick red annulet with a five-pointed brick red star throughout its center, conjoined at the top by two gold elevated wings, and crisscrossed behind the star beyond the rim of the annulet by four gold arrows, points up and parallel and the right pair going over the annulet between the inscription on the annulet “SEMPER ROTANS” in gold letters.

Symbolism: Brick red and golden yellow (gold) are the colors used for Transportation. The star and annulet, suggested by the star and cog-wheel of the Republic of Italy’s coat of arms, refer to Italy where the unit served during World War II, the four arrows alluding to the Naples-Foggia, Rome-Arno, North Appennines, and Po Valley campaigns. The star also signifies the command aspects of the organization’s mission, the arrow symbolizing the military operations. The crisscross arrangement of the arrows represents a strong support system and with the annulet, star and wing, relate to the Quartermaster Corps insignia and the unit’s origin. The one annulet and wing also simulate the Transportation Corps insignia and sustain the motto of the organization.

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 31 July 1969.

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U.S. Army 37th Transportation Group, shoulder sleeve insignia U.S. Army 37th Transportation Group, shoulder sleeve insignia

On a brick red vertical rectangle arched convexly at the top and bottom, divided in half horizontally edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) golden yellow border consisting of a black arrow issuing from base surmounted with seven golden yellow dashes, two, two, two and one, diminishing towards the point of arrow, all below a sunburst emitting four golden yellow rays. The overall dimension is 2 inches (5.08 cm) in width and 3 inches (7.62 cm) in length.

Symbolism: Brick red and golden yellow are the colors traditionally used by the Transportation Corps. The arrow symbolizes the corps being the “spearhead of logistics.” The dashes on the black arrow suggest a roadway and the German autobahn, also the unit’s long history supporting operations throughout Europe. It also alludes to the multi-faceted methods the 37th Transportation Group uses to support the war fighter. The sunburst denotes the center of command from which all strength is derived. The four rays signify the World War II campaigns in which the Group participated: Naples-Foggia, Rome-Arno, North Apennines and Po Valley.

The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 23 December 2005.

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U.S. Army 1st Transportation Agency, distinctive unit insignia U.S. Army 1st Transportation Agency, distinctive unit insignia

A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in diameter consisting of a disc of light blue above and green below with a vertical way bar throughout bearing below center a gold four-pointed star and overall across a brick red and gold bridge of three arches, all within a gold rim issuing two gold spokes towards center.

Symbolism: The wheel represents the transportation mission of the agency. Its association with Europe and its history of Trans-Atlantic activity are referred to by the bridge. The unit's mission as a transportation organization is alluded to by the wavy blue vertical form of the river; and the star recalls the unit's association with the NATO organization. Brick red and gold refer to Transportation. Green, ultramarine blue and light blue, respectively, refer to land, sea and air. The tunnels within the side arches suggest secret movement of materiel, and unorthodox transportation methods.

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 7 April 1986.

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U.S. Army 8th Transportation Brigade, distinctive unit insignia U.S. Army 8th Transportation Brigade, distinctive unit insignia

A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in height consisting of two brick red wheels conjoined vertically, hub caps rimmed with gold, the upper part of the top wheel inscribed “WITHOUT” and the base of the lower wheel inscribed “PARALLEL” in gold letters; overall a gold square with rounded corners one point up bearing a narrow horizontal brick red band between an Oriental dragon’s head and two olive branches bent and crossed over in saltire, all black.

Symbolism: The colors brick red and gold are the colors associated with the Transportation Corps. The wheels are representative of the motor transport mission of the predecessor organization; their position, simulating the numeral “8” also refers to the unit’s numerical designation. A yellow diamond shape with black pictograms is the worldwide road sign system proposed by the United Nations; the diamond is currently used in the United States to indicate “Warning.” The distinctive device of olive branches is taken from the coat of arms of the ancient city of Reims, France, where the German forces surrendered in World War II and the predecessor unit was inactivated. The two branches are symbolic of participation in two European campaigns. The single narrow red band without a parallel stands for the unit’s daily “line haul” and refers to the organization’s motto. The Oriental dragon refers to combat support service in Vietnam.

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 8th Transportation Group on 22 August 1968. It was redesignated effective 14 July 1986, for the 8th Transportation Brigade with the symbolism revised.

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

Shield: Sanguine, on a mullet of eight points (compass rose) Or, a wheel Sable, between two Doric columns of the second, a chief dancetté of the like.
Crest: None.
Motto: PORTAL TO VICTORY.

Symbolism: The wheel and compass rose symbolize the worldwide role of the Transportation Battalion. The two pillars allude to the terminal aspects of its mission.

The coat of arms was approved on 17 March 1993.

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U.S. Army 10th Transportation Battalion, distinctive unit insignia U.S. Army 10th 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 wheel on a red compass rose between two gold pillars surmounted by a gold scroll inscribed “PORTAL TO VICTORY” in black, the ends of the scroll entwined around the pillars.

Symbolism: The wheel and compass rose symbolize the worldwide role of the Transportation Battalion. The two pillars allude to the terminal aspects of its mission.

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 20 May 1966. It was amended to include metric measurements and revise the symbolism on 17 March 1993.

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U.S. Army 11th Transportation Battalion, coat of arms
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U.S. Army 11th Transportation Battalion, coat of arms

Shield: Per fess wavy Buff and Azure, in base a box hook Or.
Crest: From a wreath Or and Buff two demi-spears in saltire and one erect Proper superimposed by a lion’s head Or garnished Sable charged on the shoulder with a shield blazoned: Gules, a pale Vert fimbriated Or; and within a wreath of palm Proper. Motto: PREPAREDNESS-DEPENDABILITY.

Symbolism:

Shield: The upper half of the shield is buff for the Quartermaster Corps. The lower half in blue with the wavy partition line symbolizes water, and with the box hook charged thereon represents the duties of the organization.

Crest: The lion, symbol of strength and bravery, represents the organization’s campaign participation credits in World War II. The palm wreath symbolizes their Vietnam War service. The three spears commemorate the unit’s Meritorious Unit Commendation awards for Vietnam. The two Army Superior Unit decorations awarded for successive operations in 1994, are represented by the colors of the shield.

The coat of arms was originally approved for the 396th Quartermaster Battalion (Port), Regular Army Inactive on 25 April 1938. It was amended to correct the blazon of the shield on 7 March 1939. It was rescinded on 19 December 1961. The coat of arms was reinstated, amended to add a crest and redesignated for the 11th Transportation Battalion on 1 December 2003.

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U.S. Army 11th Transportation Battalion, distinctive unit insignia U.S. Army 11th Transportation Battalion, 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: Per fess wavy Buff and Azure, in base a box hook Or. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Blue scroll inscribed “PREPAREDNESS-DEPENDABILITY” in Gold letters.

Symbolism: The upper half of the shield is buff for the Quartermaster Corps. The lower half in blue with the wavy partition line symbolizes water, and with the box hook charged thereon represents the duties of the organization.

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 396th Quartermaster Battalion on 25 April 1938. It was amended to correct the description on 7 March 1939. The insignia was redesignated for the 11th Transportation Battalion on 19 December 1961.

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U.S. Army 14th Transportation Battalion, coat of arms
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U.S. Army 14th Transportation Battalion, coat of arms

Shield: Gules (Brick Red), a vol Argent surmounted by a fleur-de-lis Or charged with an annulet Gules; on a chief wavy Azure fimbriated of the second between two mullets of the like a lion passant guardant of the third.
Crest: From a wreath Argent and Gules (Brick Red) an arc of thirteen swords points down and conjoined of the first gripped Or and overall an equilateral triangle of the like fimbriated Vert entwined by an oriental dragon Gules.
Motto: RELIABLE.

Symbolism
Shield: Brick red and golden yellow are the colors traditionally used by the Transportation Branch. Red is emblematic of valor and sacrifice. The annulet is symbolic of the wheel, the basis of transportation. The fleur-de-lis in gold represents the unit's service in Northern France during World War II and the lion is for action in Normandy. The wavy blue bar symbolizing water recognizes participation in the Rhineland campaign and is reminiscent of the unit's origin as the 417th Port Battalion. Each of the two white stars represents five of the unit's Korean campaign credits and the wings indicate the Battalion's support to the Army aviation program.
Crest: The swords commemorate the unit's thirteen decorations for service during World War II, Korea and Vietnam. The triangle's points allude to these three wars, with the oriental dragon underscoring the battalion's Vietnam War service. The triangle suggests a delta, referring to the Mekong River Delta of Vietnam. Red is the color of courage and sacrifice; green refers to the tropical nature of Southeast Asia; and gold is emblematic of honor and high achievement.

The coat of arms was approved on 26 June 2003.

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U.S. Army 14th Transportation Battalion, distinctive unit insignia U.S. Army 14th Transportation Battalion, distinctive unit insignia

A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/16 inches (2.70 cm) in width overall consisting of a gold fleur-de-lis in front of a red annulet and crossed in center by a horizontal wavy blue bar bearing a gold lion passant guardant between two white five-pointed stars; issuant upward from behind the annulet a pair of white wings and below it a gold scroll with the word "RELIABLE" incised into it.

Symbolism: The red annulet is symbolic of the wheel, the basis of all transportation. The fleur-de-lis in gold represents the unit's service in Northern France in World War II and the lion is for action in Normandy. The wavy blue bar symbolizing water recognizes participation in the Rhineland campaign and is reminiscent of the unit's origin as the 417th Port Battalion. Each of the two white stars represents five of the unit's Korean campaign credits and the wings indicate the Battalion's support to the Army's aviation program.

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 12 April 1967.

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

Shield: Azure, a sea horse Or, the dexter paw upholding a pair of wings conjoined Argent.
Crest: None.
Motto: FIRST AND FINEST.

Symbolism: The sea horse upholding wings represents the sea borne aviation maintenance of the organization.

The coat of arms was approved on 2 September 1965.

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

A gold color metal sea horse, the dexter paw upholding a pair of silver color metal wings conjoined, the sea horse within in base a three segmented blue scroll inscribed “FIRST AND FINEST” in gold color metal letters. The device is 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in width.

Symbolism: The sea horse upholding wings represents the sea borne aviation maintenance of the organization.

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 3 November 1965. It was amended to correct the symbolism on 9 February 1970.

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

Shield: Gules (Brick Red), a pilot's wheel within an orle of rope Or; on a chief of the like a bar wavy Sable.
Crest: From a wreath Or and Gules (Brick Red) a wreath of palm Vert superimposed by a sword and scimitar saltirewise points down Argent with grips of the first surmounted by a polestar of the like voided Gules interlaced by an annulet Azure.
Motto: SERVICE IS OUR PRODUCT.

Symbolism
Shield: The pilot's wheel refers to the battalion's mission of providing command staff direction to attached units. The rope alludes to terminal service facilities for loading and unloading and for the transshipment of cargo and personnel. The wavy band is from the arms of the Rhineland and Central Europe campaigns, World War II.
Crest: The points of the polestar commemorate the unit's four decorations; red denotes valor and reflects the color of the Meritorious Unit Commendation. Blue, white and gold are the colors of the Joint Meritorious Unit Award. The blue annulet alludes to a globe, highlighting the organization's worldwide war history, and interlaces the star symbolizing support and strength. The sword and scimitar represent World War II and Southwest Asia service. The palm branches refer to the tropical nature of Vietnam and the unit's war service there.

The coat of arms was approved on 25 September 1998. It was amended to include a crest on 13 January 1999.

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

A gold colored base metal and enamel insignia 1 1/4 inches (3.18cm) overall consisting of a gold pilot's wheel of eight spokes with a brick red rim, within the rim in saltire two parallel gold diagonal lines surmounted by a black wavy diagonal band; all above a gold scroll interlaced with the five lower handles of the wheel, and inscribed "SERVICE IS OUR PRODUCT" in black letters.

Symbolism: The pilot's wheel refers to the Battalion's mission of providing command staff direction to attached units. The lines allude to terminal service facilities for loading and unloading and for the transshipment of cargo and personnel. The wavy diagonal band is from the arms of the Rhineland. It refers to the participation of the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment of the Battalion in the Rhineland and Central Europe campaigns.

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 22 April 1966.

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U.S. Army 25th Transportation Battalion, coat of arms
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U.S. Army 25th Transportation Battalion, coat of arms

Shield: Gules (Brick Red), an annulet of the first (Scarlet) fimbriated Or (Golden Yellow) surmounted by a tower of the like masoned of the first charged with a fleur-de-lis Azure enfiled by a stylized railroad Sable fimbriated Golden Yellow.
Crest: From a wreath Or (Golden Yellow) and Gules (Brick Red), a Taeguk fimbriated Or (Golden Yellow) radiating three knives and three flutes countercharged Proper, interlaced by three directional arrows environed Sable.
Motto: CONSIDER IT DONE.

Symbolism
Shield: The unit’s World War II service in Central Europe and the Rhineland is symbolized by the tower; the fleur-de-lis represents campaigns in Normandy and Northern France. The unit’s Meritorious Unit Commendation is recalled by the red annulet which, with the railroad track, represents the transportation mission. Black denotes strength; gold, excellence.
Crest: The three directional arrows allude to movement and the three modes of transportation on land, air and water. The taeguk is the symbol of Korea. The flutes symbolize the Korean musical culture and the knives symbolize strength. The six flutes and knives represent the campaigns the unit participated in. The combination of the elements allude to a wheel, the symbol of the Transportation Corps.

The coat of arms was authorized on 12 May 1998.

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U.S. Army 25th Transportation Battalion, distinctive unit insignia U.S. Army 25th Transportation Battalion, distinctive unit insignia

A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86cm) in height overall consisting of a crenelated gold tower charged with a blue fleur-de-lis and enfiled by a stylized black and gold railroad track, all upon a red annulet; attached below a bipartite gold scroll inscribed “CONSIDER IT DONE” in blue letters.

Symbolism: The unit’s World War II service in Central Europe and the Rhineland is symbolized by the tower, the fleur-de-lis represents campaigns in Normandy and Northern France. The unit’s Meritorious Unit Commendation is recalled by the red annulet which, with the railroad track, represents the transportation mission. Black denotes strength; gold is for excellence.

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 25th Transportation Movement Control Agency on 17 April 1996. It was redesignated for the 25th Transportation Battalion on 11 March 1998.

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U.S. Army 27th Transportation Battalion & 27th Transportation Center, distinctive unit insignia U.S. Army 27th Transportation Battalion & 27th Transportation Center, 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: Buff, a spur and worm gear, enmeshed, fesswise Argent. Attached below the shield a Silver scroll inscribed "GEARED TO FIT" in Black.

Symbolism: Buff is the color of the Quartermaster Corps, from which this organization descended. The functions of the organization are represented by the smooth running spur and worm gear.

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 27th Quartermaster Regiment (Truck) on 24 December 1942. It was redesignated for the 27th Transportation Truck Battalion on 28 February 1950. The insignia was redesignated on 15 April 1963, for the 27th Transportation Battalion. The distinctive unit insignia was redesignated for the 27th Transportation Center on 15 September 1995.

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U.S. Army 27th Transportation Battalion, coat of arms
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U.S. Army 27th Transportation Battalion, coat of arms

Shield: Buff, a spur and worm gear, enmeshed, fesswise Argent.
Crest: None.
Motto: GEARED TO FIT.

Symbolism: Buff is the color of the Quartermaster Corps, from which this organization descended. The functions of the organization are represented by the smooth running spur and worm gear.

The coat of arms was originally approved for the 27the Quartermaster Regiment (Truck) on 24 December 1942. It was redesignated for the 27th Transportation Truck Battalion on 28 February 1950. It was rescinded on 15 April 1963.

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U.S. Army 28th Transportation Battalion, distinctive unit insignia U.S. Army 28th Transportation Battalion, 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: Buff, a griffin sejant Gules, with dexter paw resting upon an hourglass Azure, all fimbriated Or. Attached below the shield is a Gold scroll inscribed “EN TEMPS” in Black.

Symbolism: Buff represents the Quartermaster Corps, an earlier designation of the unit. The griffin is symbolic of the activities of this organization. The hourglass signifies the constant aim and endeavor of every soldier and vehicle of the organization to get there “on time.”

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 28th Quartermaster Regiment on 24 December 1941. It was redesignated for the 28th Transportation Truck Battalion on 13 April 1951. The insignia was redesignated for the 28th Transportation Battalion on 7 June 1962.

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U.S. Army 36th Transportation Battalion, distinctive unit insignia U.S. Army 36th Transportation Battalion, distinctive unit insignia

A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height consisting of a front view of an elephant’s head in black the forehead charged with two conjoined white stars the trunk to base and curled around a red circular band terminating at the ears and inscribed with the words “SUPPORT” on the left and “BY SERVICE” on the right in gold, the space inside the band in white.

Symbolism: The Battalion’s two campaign honors for World War II service in Burma and India are represented by the two stars; the Asiatic elephant, native to both Burma and India and a beast of great strength and intelligence, is symbolic of transportation in that part of the world. The red annulet, suggesting the rim of a wheel, alludes to the more modern means employed by the 36th Transportation Battalion.

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 27 April 1966.

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U.S. Army 38th Transportation Battalion, distinctive unit insignia U.S. Army 38th Transportation Battalion, distinctive unit insignia

A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in height overall consisting of a gold metal annulet with a black center line, within nine black rings and surmounted overall with a red compass; all above a gold scroll bearing the motto “UBIQUITOUS” in black letters.

Symbolism: Brick red is the color used for Transportation. The gold annulet with the center black line representing a divided highway, and with black rings referring to truck tires, is symbolic of “Highway Transportation” the Battalion’s basic mission. The compass alludes to planning and guidance and the worldwide aspects of transportation.

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 24 November 1967.

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U.S. Army 39th Transportation Battalion, coat of arms
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U.S. Army 39th Transportation Battalion, coat of arms

Shield: Gules (Brick Red), an Indian elephant head caboshed, ears displayed Or, tusked Argent, jessant an anchor throughout of the second cabled and stocked proper; between two truck wheels of the second tired Proper.
Crest: On a wreath of the colors, Or and Gules (Brick Red), a mountain Azure capped Argent surmounted by an anchor bendwise sinister Or, debruised by a palm tree bendwise Proper.
Motto: WE'LL CARRY YOU.

Symbolism
Shield: Brick red and golden yellow are the colors of the Transportation Corps. The anchor stands for inland waterways of Burma and the port duty of the unit's Vietnam tour. The elephant alludes to World War II service when elephants were used extensively to aid loading trucks and aircraft in the Burma-India Theater. The truck wheels are symbolic of transportation.
Crest: Buff and blue are the colors of the Quartermaster Corps from which the 39th Transportation Battalion is descended. The ultramarine blue mountain refers to the terrain of Burma. The palm tree refers to Vietnam service and the anchor is a traditional symbol of the Transportation Corps' mission of loading and off-loading at debarkation ports.

The coat of arms was approved on 4 September 1992.

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U.S. Army 39th Transportation Battalion, distinctive unit insignia U.S. Army 39th Transportation Battalion, distinctive unit insignia

A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a gold palm tree leafed green and terminating in anchor arms at the base, all in front of and extending above and below a black circular band bordering a white-capped green mountain peak rising on a brick red disc; superimposed across the black ring, extwined over the rims and passing behind the upper tree truck a horizontal gold scroll double-looped over the right rim bearing the inscription "WE'LL CARRY YOU" in black letters.

Symbolism: Brick red and golden yellow are colors used for Transportation. The organization's World War II campaign awards for service in the India-Burma and Central Burma areas are commemorated by the snow-capped mountain for the hauling of supplies over many treacherous mountain roads near the Tibet border; the palm tree and anchor indicate the many inland waterways traversed in Burmese transportation. In addition, the palm tree and anchor together with the black ring, symbolic of the wheels of motor transportation, denote the battalion's port activities in the Republic of Vietnam. The color green also alludes to Vietnam service.

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 1 June 1967.

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U.S. Army 6th Transportation Battalion, coat of arms
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U.S. Army 6th Transportation Battalion, coat of arms

Shield: Gules (Brick Red), three annulets chevronwise each bearing a mullet Or (Golden Yellow) pierced of the first surmounting in base two cornucopias in saltire Sable detailed Yellow.
Crest: From a wreath Or (Golden Yellow) and Gules (Brick Red), a stylized wheel Gules fimbriated and spoked Or bearing a pomme surmounted by two scimitars in saltire Argent, blades up, hilt and pommel Sable.
Motto: THE DOERS.

Symbolism
Shield: The three disks bearing stars represent the three campaign honors awarded the battalion for European service in World War II. The disks also refer to the wheels essential to the transportation mission of the unit. The heraldic spur-rowels (pierced stars) denote the speed and control of transportation facilities. The cornucopias, emblems of abundance and supply, commemorate the organization’s participation in the Berlin Airlift and providing transport of food and commodities to distressed German areas. They also allude to the Quartermaster origin of the 6th Transportation Battalion.
Crest: Brick red and golden yellow are the colors traditionally used by Transportation. The stylized wheel symbolizes the mission of the unit; the scimitars refer to service in Southwest Asia. The fourteen bamboo spokes represent the unit’s Vietnam campaigns; the colors (red, green and yellow) are adapted from the Vietnam streamer. The red on the wheel highlights the unit’s Meritorious Unit Commendation.

The coat of arms was approved on 8 September 1998.

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U.S. Army 6th Transportation Battalion, distinctive unit insignia U.S. Army 6th Transportation Battalion, distinctive unit insignia

A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of three brick red gold-edged tangential disks one above two, each bearing a gold star pierced brick red, all supported in base by two black cornucopias with ends crossing in center and issuing from the mouths of the cornucopias an arched triparted gold scroll inscribed at the top “THE DOERS” in black letters.

Symbolism: The three disks bearing stars represent the three campaign honors awarded the battalion for European service in World War II. The disks also refer to the wheels essential to the transportation mission of the unit. The heraldic spur-rowels (pierced stars) denote the speed and control of transportation facilities. The cornucopias, emblems of abundance and supply, commemorate the organization’s participation in the Berlin Airlift and providing transport of food and commodities to distressed German areas. They also allude to the Quartermaster origin of the 6th Transportation Battalion.

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 2 August 1966.

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U.S. Army 7th Transportation Battalion, coat of arms
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U.S. Army 7th Transportation Battalion, coat of arms

Shield: Or, a demi-dragon breathing fire Gules issuing from, in base, a wheel with whitewall tire Proper, the hub formed of a disc divided bendwise Gules and Sable charged with a bend wavy of the first; points to dexter and sinister chief engrailed Sable.
Crest: From a wreath Or and Gules a double-headed demi-axe of the second enclosed within an annulet of bamboo of the first.
Motto: ORIENT EXPRESS.

Symbolism
Shield: The wheel refers to the Battalion’s traditional mission of providing motor transport. The wheel hub recalls the organization’s World War II service; the hub stands for Central Europe, the bend represents the Rhine River. The dragon’s head refers to the Battalion’s service in the Orient and to the motto “Orient Express.” The black engrailed corners in chief allude to the Battalion’s history of participation in major conflicts since its inception. Red denotes courage and sacrifice, gold stands for excellence, white for integrity.
Crest: The annulet represents the two European campaigns and the thirteen Vietnam campaigns in which the Battalion engaged and also refers to the transport mission of the unit. The two Meritorious Unit Commendations awarded the Battalion for service in Vietnam are signified by the double axe head. Gold is for excellence, red for courage.

The coat of arms was approved on 7 February 1996.

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U.S. Army 7th Transportation Battalion, distinctive unit insignia U.S. Army 7th Transportation Battalion, distinctive unit insignia

A gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/8 inches (3.49 cm) in height consisting of a gold cloud formation surmounted by a brick red Oriental dragon’s head issuing from a wheel with white walled tire and black tread, the hub diagonally divided from upper left to lower right brick red and black and bearing on the division line a wavy diagonal gold band; the lower part of the tire surmounted by a gold scroll inscribed “Orient Express” in brick red letters.

Symbolism: The wheel refers to the Battalion’s mission of providing motor transport. The hub commemorates the organization’s service in World War II. The wavy band, representing the Rhine River, refers to the Rhineland campaign; the hub, the central part of the wheel, stands for service in Central Europe. The dragon’s head refers to the Battalion’s service in the Orient and to its motto. The gold (yellow) cloud, an Eastern symbol of good omen, symbolizes prosperity; the color red when used on yellow stands for loyalty. The cloud also alludes to the heavens from which Oriental dragons are believed to descend on auspicious occasions. The colors brick red and yellow are for the Transportation Corps.

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 4 June 1968.

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