OTTUMWA HIGH SCHOOL JROTC OTTUMWA, IA
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia
On a scarlet vertical oval 3 1/4 inches (8.26 cm) in height by 2 1/4 inches (5.72 cm) in width and edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) white border a green vertical stripe edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) white border divided per fess with a band of the last and surmounted by an "s" shaped band of the like throughout.
Red and white are the school colors. The green vertical band divided by an "s" curve and a horizontal band suggest the fields of corn that are indicative to the home area of the school. The white borders of the insignia allude to the initials of the school "OHS".
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 28 August 2000.
Shoulder Loop Insignia
A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of an arrowhead point to base divided vertically white and red, charged with a green ear of corn with gold kernels bendwise surmounted in saltire by a black arrow. Attached below the shield a gold scroll inscribed "OTTUMWA" in red letters.
The arrowhead suggests a shield in the colors of the school, and stands for the cadets' dedication to their school and community heritage. The corn reflects a major community resource. The arrow symbolizes the cadets' school spirit.
The shoulder loop insignia was approved on 28 August 2000.