A silver color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches in height overall, consisting of a disc dived horizontally with six wavy alternating blue and silver bars, surmounted diagonally by a stylized red arrow, point up, bearing a silver diamond, and along the edge of the disc below the arrow and from base to tip of the arrow, a silver palm frond.
Red, white and blue are used to refer to both our national colors and the organization's shoulder sleeve insignia. The disc with its wavy blue and silver (white) bars is symbolic of water and represents the Pacific and its divisions of land and sea areas with which the United States Army Pacific is concerned. The arrow of war, suggested by the unit's shoulder sleeve insignia, relates to the overall mission. The diamond on the arrowhead alludes to "Diamond Head" and refers to the island of Oahu, Hawaii, the unit's home site. The palm denotes merit and leadership and also refers to the foliage of the Pacific areas.
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for US Army Pacific on 26 Feb 69; rescinded on 20 Jan 75; reinstated and authorized for US Army Western Command effective 23 Mar 79; and redesignated for US Army Pacific effective 22 Aug 90.