A gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height consisting of a vertical gold missile with point up between two chevronwise gold flashes with points conjoined above the missile all on a four-lobed cloud form divided in half horizontally with blue above scarlet; on gold scrolls arched around the upper and lower lobes the words "EXCELLENCE" above and "IN MISSILERY" below in blue letters.
The design portrays the mission of the US Army Missile Command (MICOM) and its historical heritage in missilery and space exploration. The various colors represent not only the Combat Arms, whose weapons are developed, procured and supported by MICOM, but also the Ordnance Corps, under whose auspices the Army rocket and guided missile program was founded, and the Chemical, Engineer, and Transportation Corps, all contributors to the rocket and guided missile development effort. The flashes on either side of the missile portray the command, control and communications support by the Signal Corps. The missile and cloud shape symbolize MICOM's primary mission of missile research, development, production, fielding and logistical support, and its historic achievements in space exploration-placing the first United States satellite in orbit and building the foundation of the United States space program. The missile also symbolizes MICOM's continued dedication to "EXCELLENCE IN MISSILERY" for the armed forces of the United States and the free world.
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 28 November 1984.