250th Signal Battalion

Distinctive Unit Insignia

Distinctive Unit Insignia

Description: The distinctive unit insignia consists of the shield, motto and crest of the coat of arms.

Symbolism:
The colors orange and white are used for the Signal Corps. The two fleurs-de-lis allude to the battalion’s service in France during World War I and World War II, the wavy bend referring to the Rhineland and Central Europe and the lion, taken from the coat of arms of Normandy, charged with a pheon (an arrowhead) refers to the Normandy invasion for which the battalion received the French Croix de Guerre.

Background:
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved on 13 Jul 1964. It was amended on 10 Sep 1964, to change the blazonry of the shield and crest.

Coat of Arms

Blazon:

Shield:
Tenné, a bend wavy between two fleurs-de-lis Argent, on a chief Sable a lion passant of the second charged with a pheon of the first.

Coat of Arms

Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the New Jersey Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors, Argent and Tenné, a lion’s head erased Or collared four fusils Gules.

Motto: 
 SOUND OF MIGHT

Symbolism: The colors orange and white are used for the Signal Corps. The two fleurs-de-lis allude to the battalion’s service in France during World War I and World War II, the wavy bend referring to the Rhineland and Central Europe and the lion, taken from the coat of arms of Normandy, charged with a pheon (an arrowhead) refers to the Normandy invasion for which the battalion received the French Croix de Guerre.

Background: The coat of arms was originally approved on 13 Jul 1964. It was amended on 10 Sep 1964, to change the blazonry of the shield and crest.

Researchers

Researchers interested in viewing our collections should contact Mr. Joseph Bilby, Assistant Curator, at (732) 974-5966.