A gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall, consisting of a gold bear rising over a white mountain peak bearing a blue star, all enclosed by a blue scroll inscribed "ALWAYS OUT FRONT" at top and "BARTLETT" in base in gold letters.
Blue and gold are the school colors and the mascot is a Golden Bear. The mountain peak represents Mount McKinley and refers to the unit's location; the star also refers to Alaska. The star, alluding to the North Star, symbolizes excellence and leadership.
The shoulder loop insignia was authorized 6 June 1985.