On a shield-shaped embroidered item blazoned as follows: Per bend Or and Azure, five stylized arrows in bend sinister Gules (Brick Red), in base thirteen (13) mullets in bend, seven and six, Argent; all with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) yellow border. Overall dimensions are 2 11/16 inches (6.83 cm) in width and 3 1/8 inches (7.94 cm) in length.
The shield denotes guardianship, indicating the protection needed to accomplish each mission. Brick red and golden yellow are the colors traditionally associated with Transportation units. The arrows allude to the tradition of the red ball express from World War II. Dark red symbolizes the blood shed of those that sacrificed their lives for the cause, mission and country, for which they fought. The stars represent the original 13 colonies of the United States.
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 7 June 2007. (TIOH Drawing Number A-1-928)