Heraldry and Insignia of the California State Military Forces
40th Support Battalion
1st Forward Support Battalion
40th Supply and Transport Battalion
 
Distinctive Unit Insignia
 
Design Approved: 7 June 1978
 
Symbolism: Buff (yellow) and brick red are for supply and transport, the branch of the original unit. The key refers to the units basic mission and the wheel to transport, one of the functions of the former organization. The two wavy bands, representative of water, symbolize service in the Philippines in World War II and Korea by elements of the former organization
 
Motto: BEHIND THE BEST (Original) FORWARD WITH THE BEST (Current)
 
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Updated 19 July 2017