An oxidized silver badge 1 7/8 inches (4.76 cm) in height and 2 9/16 inches (6.51 cm) in width overall consisting of an eagle with raised and outstretched wings standing upon, at the point of the intersection, the shaft of a spear to the left and the barrel of a musket with fixed bayonet to the right, weapons terminated just below the point of crossing, and all enclosed by a horizontal oval-shaped frame, its lower half consisting of a scroll inscribed with the words ''CAREER COUNSELOR'' in raised letters, the upper half composed of two olive branches issuing from the ends of the scroll at either side and passing behind the eagle's wing tips, meeting at top center; all areas between the eagle, spear and musket and the frame are pierced.
The spear and musket from the seal of the Department of the Army symbolize the role of the Army in national defense and the many specialized requirements served by the activities of the Career Counselor. The eagle is a national emblem and the branches of olive suggest service in peacetime as well as in war.
See Army Regulation 600-8-22, Military Awards.
The Career Counselor Badge was established October 1971. On 7 February 2008, the Assistant Secretary of the Army (M&RA) authorized award of the badge to Retention and Transition Non-Commissioned Officers holding Military Occupational Specialty 79V and National Guard Career Counselor Non-Commissioned Officers with Military Occupational Specialty 79T.
The metal badge is authorized in a flat black metal finish. The badge is also authorized in an embroidered subdued version.
A miniature badge 1 3/8 inches (3.49 cm) in height and 1 7/8 inches (4.76 cm) in width overall is authorized.