A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of an escutcheon per fess Or and per pale Vert and Argent, charged in chief with a Zia Sun Gules and in dexter a sword bendwise sinister in saltire with a quill pen, to sinister a lamp fired Or. Attached below a tri-parted Gold scroll inscribed "MOTIVATED, DEDICATED, FIRED UP" in Red letters. Attached above a Gold demi-sphere bearing the crest blazoned: From a wreath Argent and Vert a demi-horse traversed reguardant Gules.
The shield reflecting the school colors symbolizes the cadets' dedication to school, community and country. The sword signifies the honor and integrity. The quill pen denotes the cadet's values of education. The lamp signifies a desire for knowledge. The Zia Sun symbol suggests the New Mexico State flag and indicates the location of the school. The horse in the crest represents the "Fighting Pinto" the school mascot.
The shoulder loop insignia was approved on 5 June 2000.