A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height consisting of a Gold background surmounted by a shield blazoned: Quartered Sable and Or; in first quarter an open book of the second, in second a lyre of the first, in third an atomic symbol Black, in fourth a winged foot bendwise sinister Gold ? between mantling Gold turned Black and below a Gold eagle detailed Black volant all above a Black scroll inscribed "ANIMO ETFIDE."
Gold and black are the school colors. The shield contains the elements of education in the symbols of the arts and humanities, science, and athletics. The eagle represents the achievements of the cadets in school, community, and country. The motto translates "FOR STRENGTH OF THE SOUL."
The shoulder loop insignia was authorized 4 December 1995.