115 MP Batt

 115th Military Police Battalion



Distinctive Unit Insignia

Description: A gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall consisting of a bottony cross parted quarterly red and white with a pair of green scale pans suspended from a beam arced across the top and surmounting the cross with the point up, a blue arrowhead bearing a gold fleur-de-lis, all above a green scroll arced from the outer lateral arms and inscribed "MARYLAND'S FINEST" in gold letters, all open areas within the design of brick red. 

Symbolism: Green and gold (yellow) are the colors used for the Military Police Corps and the cross indicates the Maryland Army National Guard.  The scale pans connote equal justice in lawful processes in the overall mission of the organization.  The fleur-de-lis refers to France and the central European areas where the unit participated in two campaigns during WWI and four campaigns during WWII.  The arrowhead denotes the assault landing at Normandy during the latter war and blue refers to the award of the Presidential Unit Citation and red and green to the French Croix de Guerre.  The brick red color, suggested by the organization, reflects assigned units.

Background: The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 15 February 1974.


Coat of Arms

Blazon:

Shield: Vert, a beam balance scale Or on a chief of the second a cross bottony per cross quarterly throughout Gules and Argent surmounted by an arrowhead Azure charged with a fleur-de-lis of the second.

Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Maryland Army National Guard:  From a wreath of the colors (Or and Vert) a cross bottony per cross quarterly Gules and Argent.

Motto: MARYLAND'S FINEST.

Symbolism:

Shield: Green and gold (yellow) are the colors associated with the Military Police Corps.  The cross, taken from the Maryland State flag, indicates the home area of the unit.  The beam balance scale stands for equal justice and lawful process as defended in the mission of the organization.  The fleur-de-lis refers to France and the Central Europe areas where the unit was awarded campaign participation during World War I and four subsequent campaign credits during World War II.  The arrowhead denotes the unit's assault landing at Normandy during the latter war.​

Crest: The crest is that of the Maryland Army National Guard.

Background: The coat of arms was approved on 10 June 1999​