On a black inverted pyramid 2 1/2 inches in width and 2 3/4 inches in height the cipher "O H I O" in yellow, the monogram consisting of two circles, the outer one 1 1/8 inches in diameter and 1/32 inches in width; the inner one 7/16 inch with one horizontal and three vertical lines. All elements within the outer circle 1/16 inch in width.
The insignia with monogram represents the area the state from where the majority of the members were drawn when the division was activated in World War I.
The insignia was originally approved for the 83d Division by telegram from the Adjutant General, American Expeditionary Forces, 26 December 1918. It was authorized by the War Department for the 83d Division on 22 June 1922 and redesignated for the 83d Infantry Division on 2 February 1966. It was authorized for wear by the 83d Army Reserve Command from 22 April 1968 until the ARCOM was discontinued on 15 September 1996.