15TH ORDNANCE BATTALION

15th Ordnance Battalion Distinctive Unit Insignia

15th Ordnance 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: Crimson, upon a cross bow bent, arrow palewise, a leopard's face Or. Attached below the shield a Gold scroll inscribed "I AM EVER PREPARED" in Red letters.
   
     Symbolism: The crimson and yellow are the colors of the Ordnance Corps. The functions of the organization are allegorically illustrated by the leopard's face, heraldically symbolic of a valiant and hardy warrior who enterprises hazardous things by force and courage. The medieval cross bow signifies a man's resolve to abide the utmost hazards of battle and to that end has furnished himself to the full, thus denoting martial readiness. The motto is expressive of the alertness of the personnel at all times.
   
     Background: The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 15th Ordnance Maintenance Battalion on 3 March 1943. It was redesignated for the 15th Ordnance Battalion on 3 May 1954.

Coat of Arms.
   
     Blazon:
   
             Shield: Crimson, upon a cross bow bent, arrow palewise, a leopard's face Or.
   
             Crest: None.
   
             Motto: I AM EVER PREPARED.
   
     Symbolism:
   
             Shield: The crimson and yellow are the colors of the Ordnance Corps. The functions of the organization are allegorically illustrated by the leopard's face, heraldically symbolic of a valiant and hardy warrior who enterprises hazardous things by force and courage. The medieval cross bow signifies a man's resolve to abide the utmost hazards of battle and to that end has furnished himself to the full, thus denoting martial readiness. The motto is expressive of the alertness of the personnel at all times.
   
             Crest: None.
   
     Background: The coat of arms was originally approved for the 15th Ordnance Maintenance Battalion on 3 March 1943. It was redesignated for the 15th Ordnance Battalion on 3 May 1954. The coat of arms was rescinded on 9 December 1964.