The "eared" shield 2 1/4 inches (5.72 cm) in height by 2 1/4 inches (5.72 cm) in width, bottom of shield a double ogee in outline. Army green within a narrow border of white, three blue mountains. Base of mountains separated from base of shield by a white line. Width of line and with of border 1/8 inch (.32 cm).
The three blue stylized mountains, one for each state, allude to the "Blue Ridge" states, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia, from which personnel of the unit originally came.
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved by telegram for the 80th Division on 20 October 1918 and officially announced on 23 June 1922. It was redesignated for the 80th Airborne Division and amended to add the airborne tab on 18 June 1951. On 13 July 1960, the insignia was redesignated for the 80th Infantry Division and amended to delete the airborne tab (retroactive to 10 May 1952) and change the background color from olive drab to Army green (retroactive to 15 June 1959). The shoulder sleeve insignia was redesignated for the 80th Division on 7 September 1960. It was redesignated effective 16 September 2008, for the 80th Training Command with the description updated and a symbolism added. (TIOH Drawing Number A-1-127)