312th MI DUI & COA

312th Military Intelligence Battalion

Distinctive Unit Insignia and Coat of Arms

Distinctive Unit Insignia

Description

A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Argent, on a Taeguk Proper an enflamed torch palewise in front of two lightning flashes saltirewise of the first, on a chief wavy Azure (Oriental Blue) a chess knight Argent. Attached below the shield a Light Blue scroll inscribed “SEMPER VERITAS” in Silver letters.

Symbolism

Oriental blue and silver (white) are the colors traditionally associated with Military Intelligence. The wavy alludes to past campaign participation in the Pacific during World War II, the Taeguk to service in Korea. The crossed flashes refer to the unit’s origin as Signal and their present Combat Electronic Warfare and Intelligence function. The torch is a symbol of truth and reflects the motto “SEMPER VERITAS” and the mission of the unit. The chess knight, a piece that can move covertly, further symbolizes the military intelligence mission.

Background

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 1 March 1982.

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield: Argent, on a Taeguk Proper an enflamed torch palewise in front of two lightning flashes saltirewise of the first, on a chief wavy Azure (Oriental Blue) a chess knight Argent.

Crest: None.

Motto: SEMPER VERITAS (Always the Truth).

Symbolism

Shield: Oriental blue and silver (white) are the colors traditionally associated with Military Intelligence. The wavy alludes to past campaign participation in the Pacific during World War II, the Taeguk to service in Korea. The crossed flashes refer to the unit’s origin as Signal and their present Combat Electronic Warfare and Intelligence function. The torch is a symbol of truth and reflects the motto “SEMPER VERITAS” and the mission of the unit. The chess knight, a piece that can move covertly, further symbolizes the military intelligence mission.

Crest: None.

Background: The coat of arms was approved 1 March 1982.

Highlights - CTA

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Special Annoucements

Taps Update – 12 March 2019

12 March 2019 Added SGT Charles G. Buttram who died 2 February 2019, CPT Raymond D. Kinnard who died 25 December 2018, LTC (Ret) Louis R. Lefebvre who died 24 February 2019, 1LT Frederick I. Levine who died 11 December 2018, SSG Dennis C. London who died 26 February 2019, 1LT Bruce R. Markusen who […]