On a blue hexafoil with a 1/8 inch (.32cm) white border, a constellation of thirteen stars; the overall circumscribing diameter 2 inches (5.08cm).
The thirteen stars representing the thirteen colonies and the dark blue alludes to the unity of the nation. The dark blue is also the national color and refers to the U.S. Army and the unique responsibility as representatives of the United States to the military forces of foreign governments.
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 14 May 1952. (TIOH Drawing Number A-1-210)