A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Per bend Gules and Vert, a bend wavy Argent, to chief a taro leaf and fleur-de-lis in bend Or; issuing from base the silhouette of the Twin Towers Sable; on a canton of the fourth, a cross Gules surmounted by a saltire Azure. Attached below a Gold scroll, doubled and inscribed "VANGUARDS OF THE EMPIRE" in Green.
The red portion of the shield represents the unit's role as a Field Artillery Battalion that went to the field for World War II and the Global War on Terrorism; the taro leaf represents Spanish-American War service in Hawaii, the fleur-de-lis for World War I and II in France. The green portion of the shield suggests the branch of the organization as Military Police. The black silhouette of the Twin Towers honors the unit's service members that served in the towers at the time of the attack; also, for the Battalion's members deployed to New York City to perform security at the site. The red cross of St. George and the saltire in the canton symbolize the Revolutionary War and Civil War services of the earlier component units. Red also alludes to Artillery.
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 7 April 2006.