A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Argent a rifle and tomahawk saltirewise Sable between in fess point a lamp Or enflamed Gules, on a chief of the third three concentric demi-rings Red. Attached below the shield a red scroll inscribed "WHITLEY COUNTY" in Gold letters.
Red, white and black are the school colors. The rifle and tomahawk reflect the county and the conflict and eventual peace between local Native Americans and settlers in establishing the area. The lamp of knowledge implies enlightenment and leadership of the cadets in the disciplines of science, the arts, and athletics. The arc of rings above the shield represents Cumberland Falls, a local scenic spot, and reflects the cadets' dedication to their community.
The shoulder loop insignia was approved 19 September 1995.