Vert, on a bend indented Or between five fleurs-de-lis three to chief and two to base of the like, a tilting spear Sable.
From a wreath Or and Vert, in front of two broad swords points down saltirewise Proper a crenellated tower of the first bearing a lion rampant Sable holding in upraised dexter claws a spear Gris.
ALWAYS IN FRONT.
The colors, green and yellow, are those of Armor. The spear, black on gold, represents Cavalry descent. The five fleurs-de-lis are the traditional symbols of European battle honors and represent the unit's World War II campaigns. The indented diagonal band represents a path between hostile lines, symbolizing the primary functions of a reconnaissance unit.
The tower represents campaigns in the Rhineland and Central Europe in which the Regiment participated during World War II. The black lion and spear, symbols used by Belgium, recall the decorations awarded the unit by that Nation for actions in its defense. The swords signify unit campaigns in Belgium, Germany, and Czechoslovakia towards the end of the war and recall the award of the Presidential Unit Citation in 1945.
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 38th Reconnaissance Battalion on 24 August 1951. It was redesignated for the 38th Cavalry Regiment and amended to add a crest on 1 October 2008.