A gold color metal and enamel device 1 inch (2.54cm) in height overall, consisting of a white star bearing a gold sprig of live oak, the points of the star supported at the sides and base by two blue horns of the Longhorn, the base crossed saltirewise and the tips rising on each side circled and connected above the star by a triparted gold scroll bordered blue and inscribed "I'LL LEAD YOU" in blue.
Blue and white are colors traditionally associated with Infantry, the Brigade's original designation. The white star, from the flag of Texas, refers to the Brigade's allotment to the Texas Army National Guard. The historic Longhorn, noted as an alert, rugged breed, was a swift-footed, aggressive fighter. The long sharp horns allude to the tactical mission and spirit of the organization's performance. The leaves of the wide-spreading live oak, symbolic of strength and durability, are depicted on the Seal of Texas; and the sprig of live oak signifies the varied support capabilities of the Brigade. The motto is a quotation attributed to General John Bell Hood.
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 36th Infantry Brigade on 12 Jan 1967. It was rescinded on 2 Sep 1976. On 27 Jul 1989 the insignia was reinstated, the description and symbolism revised, and redesignated for the 36th Brigade, 50th Armored Division.