A shield-shaped device with an arced scroll attached above the shield, all edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) scarlet border, the overall dimensions 3 1/2 inches (8.89 cm) in height and 2 1/4 inches (5.72 cm) in width consisting of a blue shield bearing a blue Confederate bugler outlined white below a red saltire, each area between the arms of the saltire white charged with a blue five-pointed star; on a blue arced scroll the inscription "DIXIE HOLLINS" in white letters 5/16 inch (.79 cm) in height.
Red, white, and blue are the National colors and the colors of Dixie Hollins High School. The red saltire, from the Florida State flag, is indicative of the location of the school. The Confederate bugler alludes to the nickname of the school, the "REBELS" and suggests the forthright determination inherent in the activities of the school. The three stars represent the development of the cadets in academic pursuits, physical fitness, and military science.
The shoulder sleeve insignia was authorized 1 August 1978.