A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Gules, a fesse wavy enhanced Azure, another Argent (Silver Gray) charged with five mullets Sable, in base a sea horse naiant of the third; on a chief wavy Argent, a pale Gules between two mullets Or, bearing a palm frond Proper. Attached above the shield a Black scroll inscribed “PUT ‘EM ACROSS” in Silver letters.
Scarlet and white are colors traditionally associated with Engineer units. The blue wavy, gray bar/fesse with the stars suggests the five assault landings during World War II. The sea horse symbolizes the Brigade’s past amphibious capabilities. The chief signifies the successful command in war. The two gold stars represent the Brigade’s distinction as the only one of the six Engineer Special Brigades to serve in both the European and Pacific Theaters. The pale with the palm frond alludes to the French Croix de Guerre with Palm that was awarded to the unit for wartime participation.
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 21 April 2014.