A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Buff, a spur and worm gear, enmeshed, fesswise Argent. Attached below the shield a Silver scroll inscribed "GEARED TO FIT" in Black.
Buff is the color of the Quartermaster Corps, from which this organization descended. The functions of the organization are represented by the smooth running spur and worm gear.
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 27th Quartermaster Regiment (Truck) on 24 December 1942. It was redesignated for the 27th Transportation Truck Battalion on 28 February 1950. The insignia was redesignated on 15 April 1963, for the 27th Transportation Battalion. The distinctive unit insignia was redesignated for the 27th Transportation Center on 15 September 1995.