A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a gold sword, point up, with black pommel surmounting a pentagon divided quarterly from upper left clockwise checky white and black, red, checky white and black and light blue (National Defense blue) and all within a continuous blue (ultramarine) scroll, doubled red, arced at the top and inscribed “US MILITARY ENTRANCE PROCESSING COMMAND” and in base “DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE” all in gold letters.
The five corners of the pentagon allude to the five services comprising MEPCOM, the jointly staffed organization supporting all recruiting departments. The three basic functions performed in the selective process are represented by the checky background indicative of administrative processing and th4 colors blue and red, symbolizing the mental and medical aspects. The gold sword represents the high ideals inherent in the new service member.
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 15 March 1985.