302d MILITARY INTELLIGENCE BATTALION
COAT OF ARMS
Shield: Per fess abased argent and azure, in chief a red fox's mask proper charged on the forehead with a billet fesswise sable, and in base a key palewise between two stylized lightning flashes of the first.
Crest: On a wreath of the colors, argent and azure, a fleur-de-lis barry of ten of the second and first, the outer petals serrated, the inner charged with a bayonet or point up, and on the crosspiece of the fleur-de-lis a bar couped tenne with two barrulets argent.
Motto: LOYALTY, VIGILANCE, PRIDE.
Symbolism: The colors, white and teal blue, are symbolic of the battalion's former status as an unassigned-to-branch unit. The battalion's war service as a signal unit is shown by the colors of the fox's mask and background, while the intelligence functions of the unit are represented by the black censor's stamp. The key is for the unit's first campaign (Normandy) in World War II and also alludes to signal and intelligence functions. The stylized lightning flashes symbolize radio reconnaissance. The fleur-de-lis represents campaign participation in Europe. The outer petals of the fleur-de-lis, suggestive of electronic flashes, reflect the unit's service in communication reconnaissance. The bar on the crosspiece is divided into five segments representing participation in five campaigns in Europe during World War II. The bayonet suggests the Army's offensive spirit and reflects the unit's association with United States Army, Europe.
DISTINCTIVE UNIT INSIGNIA
The distinctive unit insignia is the shield and motto of the coat of arms.
LINFAGE RA (active)
- Organized 1 April 1944 in England as the 3252d Signal Service Company (Constituted 12 April 1944 in the Army of the United States.)
- Inactivated 24 November 1945 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey
- Redesignated 6 May 1948 as the 533d Signal Service Company Activated 20 June 1948 in Austria.
- Inactivated 1 April 1949 in Austria.
- Converted and redesignated 13 October 1950 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 302d Communication Reconnaissance Battalion , and allotted to the Regular Army
- Activated 20 October 1950 at Camp Pickett, Virginia.
- Reorganized and redesignated 25 June 1955 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 302d Communication Reconnaissance Battalion (Companies A and B constituted 19 May 1955; Company A activated 25 June 1955 in Germany).
- Redesignated 1 July 1956 as the 302d Army Security Agency Battalion .
- Inactivated 15 October 1957 in Germany
- Headquarters and Headquarters Company activated 21 December 1975 in Germany (Companies A and B concurrently disbanded).
- Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 302d Army Security Agency Battalion, reorganized and redesignated 16 April 1984 as Headquarters, Headquarters and Service Company, 302d Military Intelligence Battalion (331st Army Security Agency Company (see ANNEX 1) and 327th Army Security Agency Company (see ANNEX 2) concurrently reorganized and redesignated as Companies A and B).
- Constituted 26 April 1942 in the Army of the United States as the 114th Signal Radio Intelligence Company .
- Activated 13 July 1942 at Camp Crowder, Missouri.
- Reorganized and redesignated 10 January 1946 as the 114th Signal Service Company .
- Converted and redesignated 25 October 1951 as the 331st Communication Reconnaissance Company and allotted to the Regular Army
- Reorganized and redesignated 25 June 1955 as Company A, 307th Communication Reconnaissance Battalion.
- Redesignated 1 July 1956 as Company A, 307th Army Security Agency Battalion.
- Inactivated 15 October 1957 in Germany.
- Redesignated 21 September 1978 as the 331st Army Security Agency Company and activated in Germany.
- Constituted 4 November 1942 in the Army of the United States as the 111th Signal Radio Intelligence Company . Activated 30 November 1942 at Camp Crowder, Missouri.
- Reorganized and redesignated 1 September 1945 as the 111th Signal Service Company .
- Converted and redesignated 25 October 1951 as the 327th Communication Reconnaissance Company and allotted to the Regular Army.
- Inactivated 15 August 1956 on Formosa.
- Redesignated 21 October 1976 as the 327th Army Security Agency Company and activated in Germany.
CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT
World War II
Company B additionally entitled to:BR>
World War II-AP
- Northern France
- Central Europe
Company B entitled to:
- Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered 17 OCTOBER 1944 TO 4 JULY 1945 (111th Signal Radio Intelligence
Company cited; DA GO 47, 1950)