A gold color metal and enamel device 1-1/4 inches consisting of a gold shell a pine tree of thirteen branches proper, all within an oval red band bearing the motto "Steadfast and Strong" and in the base a five pointed star in gold.
The shell signifies the organization is an Artillery unit. The thirteen branch pine tree alludes to the number of the parent organization - 13th Field Artillery Brigade - while the star refers to the Brigade itself. Red and gold are the colors usually associated with Artillery.
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 13th Field Artillery Brigade on 14 Mar 1941. It was redesignated for the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, V Corps Artillery on 28 Jan 1952.