A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height, consisting of a brick red annulet surmounted throughout horizontally by a gold embattled castle wall, and interlaced, vertically, under, over and under, by a gold arrow, point up extending beyond the edge of the annulet and inscribed "MAKE" on the upper portion and "A WAY" on the lower, all in gold.
Brick red and golden yellow are colors traditionally associated with the Transportation Corps, the original allocation of the unit. The annulet simulates a wheel, alluding to travel and an enclosure, symbolizing a terminal. The castle wall is used to represent obstacles in the path of a mission, and the arrow, a road sign of direction, implies the movement control activities of the former unit. The arrow also symbolizes the implements and armaments of warfare, the interlacing signifying a strong but flexible support system, as well as the overcoming of all hazards and obstacles.
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 124th Transportation Battalion on 15 June 1967. It was redesignated for the 524th Support Battalion, effective 15 October 1993, with description and symbolism revised.