A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Gules, a bar couped beveled and dovetailed to base between in chief a Viking ship flotant in full sail to sinister and in base an open book between two laurel branches per chevron reversed, and all between to dexter a ribbon entwined on itself as two annulets and to sinister a winged foot bendwise all Argent: the shield is between two Silver and Black columns their bases ending in a Black scroll arcing below the shield and inscribed "EDUCATION DEFENDS THE STATE" in Silver letters.
Red, black and white are the school colors. Red is for valor, black for honor and white is for distinction. The linked annulets represent the maturing of mind and body; the winged foot signifies physical growth; the book of knowledge symbolizes mental growth; the laurel branches show the rewards of accomplishment and the Viking ship in full sail describes the voyage of education. The motto reflects the duty the cadets' have to the school and community.
The shoulder loop insignia was approved on 8 December 1997.