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Coat of Arms

163d MI BN Distinctive Unit Insignia


Shield: Azure (Oriental Blue), a bend chequey Argent and Sable, overall a Philippine sun Or charged with a Taeguk Gules and of the first.

Crest: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Azure (Oriental Blue), a trident Argent interlaced with two anchors Or.



Shield: Oriental blue is a color traditionally associated with Military Intelligence organizations. The sun alludes to Philippine war service and to the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation. The Taeguk symbolizes the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation and the Battalion´┐Żs ten battle honors in the Korean War. The black and white chequey alludes to the intelligence function of the organization.

Crest: The two crossed anchors allude to the two United States Presidential Unit Citations (Navy) and the trident refers to the U.S. Navy Commendation Award received by the Battalion.

Background: The coat of arms was approved on 19 May 1970. It was amended to correct the blazon of the shield and revise the symbolism on 10 July 1992.

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Last updated on 25 March 2010
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