A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall blazoned as follows: Per fess embattled Sable and Gules fimbriated Or a pile in bend of the third the lower portion obscured by the second tincture, in sinister chief a mullet of the third. Attached below and to the sides a Red scroll inscribed "COELIS IMPERAMUS" in Gold letters.
The insignia is divided horizontally into two parts, the dividing line being embattled to represent defense. The lower half is red for Artillery; the upper half bears the colors of black and gold, significant of the Orient where the unit had its pioneer service. A searchlight beam pierces the darkness of this portion, signifying the never ending vigilance which this organization exercises in searching for enemy aircraft. The star has a double significance. It is symbolic of the state of Texas, the Lone Star State, where the unit was reorganized after World War I, and its battleground in the heavens. The motto translates to "We Rule The Heavens."
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 60th Coast Artillery Regiment on 31 May 1924. It was amended to correct the motto on 3 October 1924. It was redesignated for the 60th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion and amended to correct the description on 16 November 1949. The insignia was redesignated for the 60th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion (Automatic Weapons) on 8 September 1954. It was redesignated for the 60th Artillery Regiment on 15 December 1958. It was redesignated for the 60th Air Defense Artillery Regiment effective 1 September 1971.