A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall, consisting of an elongated shield-shaped background divided into three vertical stripes of equal width, the dexter stripe of blue, center stripe white, and sinister stripe yellow; superimposed thereon the shield, wreath and crest of the Regiment all in gold, with the fess and three crescents on the shield of black. Attached below the shield, a gold color metal scroll inscribed "WE WILL ALWAYS WIN." In black letters.
The shield of the Regiment is the shield of Colonel Nathaniel Rochester, the Revolutionary War soldier and manufacturer of arms (born 1752, Virginia; moved to Genessee Valley, New York, 1810; Colonel Rochester moved to the town in 1819 - died 1831). The vertical stripes of equal width, blue, white and yellow are taken from the flag of the City of Rochester.
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 18 October 1960. It was amended to add a motto and revise the description of the design on 3 July 1969.