An embroidered shield shaped device 3 1/2 inches (8.89 cm) in height and 2 3/8 inches (6.03 cm) in width blazoned: Quartered Vert and Or, four mullets in chief above a flambeau crowned by five flames between two erect addorsed lightning bolts bent once to dexter and sinister points to base both throughout its quarter, all counterchanged to the field. Attached above the shield, a Yellow horizontally rectangular scroll inscribed "VESSEY" in Green letters. All edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) Green border.
Gold and green are the school's colors. The four stars represent the four academy tenets of knowledge, character, leadership and discipline and serves as a tribute to General Vessey for whom the academy was named. The torch represents learning and knowledge. The shield symbolizes strength. The lightning bolts represent the power gained through education and experience.
The shoulder sleeve insignia was authorized 4 November 2004.