A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86cm) in height overall consisting of two gold sprigs of laurel entwined as a lyre shaped wreath, its cross bar a Blue wavy cross bar, overall a White star and pendant on a gold cord a Blue bugle garnished gold suspended from the base of the top arm of the star. The cord tassels entwining the bottom two arms of the star.
The white star is derived from the branch insignia of the General Staff symbolizing its association with the Chief of Staff of the Army. The bugle symbolizes martial music and traditionally has been the symbol for infantry. The laurel alludes to honor and prominence, formed into a lyre shape, represents both honor and music.
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 26 Apr 1974.