A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Sable, a chevronel Or, between in chief three mullets in chevron Argent; issuant from base a terrestrial globe fimbriated of the third, land masses Silver Gray, surmounted by a sword erect Proper, between two lightning flashes arched dexter and sinister Argent. Attached below the shield a Black scroll doubled and inscribed "SPACE WARRIORS" in Silver.
Teal and yellow are the colors traditionally used by Branch Immaterial, with which 1st Space Battalion is associated. Black signifies outer space. The chevron symbolizes support, and combined with the terrestrial globe represents the Battalion's mission of global space support. The arched lightning flashes suggest the continuous striking capabilities for decisive combat power. The sword indicates the unit's designation; also, total military preparedness and defense. The stars refer to the assigned units of the 1st Space Battalion: Headquarters Company, 1st Space Company and 2d Space Company.
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 18 November 2003. The insignia was amended to correct the symbolism on 24 December 2003.