11TH TRANSPORTATION BATTALION

 

11th Transportation Battalion Distinctive Unit Insignia

11th Transportation Battalion Coat of Arms

 

DISTINCTIVE UNIT INSIGNIA

 

COAT OF ARMS

 

Distinctive Unit Insignia.  Description:   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. 

        Background:   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.

 

Coat of Arms.

        Blazon:  

                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.

                Background:   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  It was rescinded on 19 December 1961.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.