A copper color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall, consisting of a calumet fesswise, bowl blue and stem alternating gray and blue, feathered white and gray with six copper color horsehair streamers and issuing from the bowl a copper flame emitting a tricolored plume of smoke gray between blue, above, and white, below, arcing to the calumet mouthpiece and charged with a yellow star, all above a copper color scroll inscribed "NORTH STAR" in blue letters.
Blue, white and gray are the school colors. The calumet, the school namesake, is a Native American peace pipe. The star symbolizes the North Star and alludes to the values, advocated by the JROTC programs which direct the cadets' educational and moral development. The copper color of the device reflects the natural resources of the land, the hardiness of the Calumet community and the valor of graduates of the program who have actively served their country. The calumet is decorated with eagle feathers to suggest the tradition of pride and distinction established by the organization.
The shoulder loop insignia was authorized 26 June 1990.