U.S. ARMY 6TH PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS BATTALION UNIT CREST

The Distinctive Unit Insignia of the 6th Psychological Operations Battalion was approved on 3 January 1967, some fourteen months after the Battalion was activated in Vietnam on 1 November 1965. Over the course of the next six years, the Battalion’s service in disseminating leaflets and broadcasting psychological operations (PSYOP) messages over loudspeakers was recognized with two Meritorious Unit Commendations and a Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class.

After a brief period of inactivation between June 1971 and September 1972, the unit was redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 6th Psychological Operations Battalion in 1990 and then as HQ and HQ Service Company, 6th PSYOP Battalion on 16 November 1995. In addition to its honors from Vietnam, the Battalion was also awarded a Meritorious Unit Citation for its actions during the three campaigns of the Southwest Asia conflict in 1990 – 1991, as well another MUC for service between 1 January 2009 and 29 May 2011.

The 6th Psychological Operations Battalion Distinctive Unit Insignia features oak leaves and three lightning flashes—gray, black, and white—emanating from the hilt of a sword; the colors represent half-truth, untruth, and truth, respectively.     Gold used throughout the insignia represents excellence and high achievement.
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