A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height consisting of a diagonally crossed white saber hilted gold, and brown musket with a suspended brown powder horn, all in front of a red embattled wall with a red embattled tower at its center, overall a gold shield charged with a blue star, and all enclosed by two blue scrolls, one at top and one at bottom with ends folded behind the weapons, doubled and inscribed "ALL READY" at top and "ALREADY HERE" at bottom, in gold.
Blue, yellow and red encompass the major combat arms colors. White is symbolic of integrity and high ideals. The castle, a symbol of defense and fortification, alludes to Europe. The star, denoting authority, and the shield implying defense, also emphasize our military commitment in Europe. The musket, saber and powder horn recall the U.S. Army Reserve's heritage and combat readiness.
The distinctive unit insignia was authorized on 6 November 1989.