A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height consisting of a red anchor in bend fouled with a blue chain, and the stock between two white and gold eagle heads endorsed on a gold background above a blue area, between a gold scroll surmounting the anchor crown in base and inscribed "COMMODORES" in red letters.
Red, white, and blue are the school's colors. The gold background represents excellence. The fouled anchor denotes the school's mascot, and the eagles suggest the cadets' dedication to country and state and reflect the battalion name. The blue area symbolizes the Mississippi River and alludes to the city of New Orleans, where the school is located.
The shoulder loop insignia was approved on 9 May 1994.