About 156th Brigade Engineer Battalion156th Brigade Engineer Battalion
Motto: "Ex Magno Ad Maximus" Great To Greatness
Shield: Argent, on a pale and a chief Teal, a gauntlet of the first grasping a key Celeste and a lightning bolt Tenné in saltire, both fimbriated of the first and a base embattled Gules edged of the first.
Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Texas Army National Guard: From a wreath Argent and Teal, a mullet of the first encircled by a garlande of live oak and olive Proper.
Distinctive Unit Insignia:
Description: A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall blazoned as follows: Argent, on a pale and a chief Teal, a gauntlet of the first grasping a key Celeste and a lightning bolt Tenné in saltire, both fimbriated of the first and a base embattled Gules. Attached below a Teal scroll inscribed "EX MAGNO AD MAXIMUS" in Silver.
Symbolism: The pale and chief form the letter T alluding to Texas and the unit's affiliation in the Texas Army National Guard. The gauntlet symbolises the 56th Brigade Combat Team's being armed and ready to perform the mission, The following indicates the components of the Battalion- the Key denotes safekeeping of Military Intelligence; the lightning bolt suggests the Signal capabilities; and the embattled base signifies the engineer functions.