A gold colored metal and enamel device 1 5/16 inches (3.33 cm) in height overall consisting of a broad arrow, gold with red barbs, issuing from a green disc bearing a roundel divided into six wavy gold and blue bands, the arrow point terminating on the center of a gold Philippine sun, all above a gold scroll, the ends extended in the shape of wings, and supporting the sun, bearing the inscription "FULL SPEED AHEAD" in red letters.
The broad arrow and the sun, from the Philippine national flag, stand for participation in the World War II assault landing on Luzon for which action the Battalion is authorized to display the Philippine Presidential Unit Award. The green disc represents land; the roundel, with wavy gold and blue bands, symbolizes water; and the winged ends of the scroll are for air transport. Together they refer to the Battalion's capability to support tactical operations by land, sea and air-modes of transportation. The wings also allude to the unit's former function as an air transport battalion. The colors red and gold are for the Transportation Corps; blue refers to the unit's initial assignment as a Quartermaster unit.
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 6 July 1966.