A silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in height consisting of a silver triangle arched at base bearing a red bear statant between three red stars, all within a red triangular border above a red scroll inscribed "ARVIN BEARS" in silver letters; attached above, a red and silver wreath of laurel.
Red and white (silver) are the school colors. The bear, adapted from the California state flag, is the school mascot, and reflects the school's location. The stars within a triangle symbolize scholarship, leadership and citizenship, and reflect the cadets' dedication to school, community and country.
The shoulder loop insignia was approved on 22 February 1996