Distinctive Unit Insignia
Dec. 5, 1969, this distinctive insignia was authorized
for the then 470th MI Group by the Institute of Heraldry,
U. S. Army. It was to be worn as prescribed in AR 670-5.
distinctive unit insignia is a silver color metal and
enamel device 1 1/8 inches in height overall, consisting
of an erect silver key, double warded in base, the bow of
seven radiating rays and surmounting overall a blue torch
with a red flame. Encircling the device in base, with the
ends terminating at the opposite lower corners of the
flame, is a blue scroll bearing the inscription,
"Truth Security Loyalty," in silver letters.
blue and silver are the colors used for military
intelligence. The key, a symbol used for authority,
secrecy and wardenship, refers to the basic mission of
the organization. The double wards allude to two aspects
of "intelligence" and "counter
intelligence" and the seven rays of the bow to the
"revealing light" and to the symbolic reference
of the numeral seven to intelligence, security and
wisdom. The torch represents guidance and with the flame
to an ever active state. The color blue is used for truth
and the red for zeal and valor.