Combat Support Battalion received its present designation as a result of a reorganization of brigade units that became effective on 1 August 1979. It consists of Company F, 40th Armor, Battery E, 320th Field Artellery, the 42nd Engineer Company, the 43rd Chemical Detachment, and the Helmstedt Support Detachment. Its lineage as a seperate unit is derived from the 7780th Composite Service Battalion which was organized in Berlin in July 1945. Under the designation US Army Berlin Brigade Special Troops, it is first authorized its Distinctive Insignia in July 1968. Its "Crest" consists of a flaming torch, two battle axes, the Berlin Wall, and the motto "Serves the Select". As described by the Instituteof Heraldry, "The flaming torch rising from behind thewall symbolizes the free city of Berlin and the "Wall of Shame" which seals it off from the rest of the World". The battle axes supporting the torch refer to the Battalion´s missions and roles in safeguardng the City´s freedom.