MASSANUTTEN MILITARY ACADEMY JROTC WOODSTOCK, VA
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia
On a black disc edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) black border, the overall diameter 2 7/16 inches (6.19 cm), center within a 1/16 inch (.16 cm) purple ring a monogrammed "MA" (the "A" centered over the "M") in golden yellow.
Purple and gold are the school colors for Massanutten Academy.
The shoulder sleeve insignia approved 13 December 1976 was amended 4 December 2001 to update the description.
Shoulder Loop Insignia
On a Silver color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Per bend sinister Azure and Grebe, on a plate two rifles in saltire between the letters M and A fesswise environed by a belt buckled at base Argent and inscribed "COURAGE PURITY INDUSTRY" in base metal. On a canton Gules a Latin cross Silver. Attached to base a Blue scroll inscribed "GEARING RIFLES" in Silver letters.
The "Gearing Rifles" is a drill team named in honor of a graduate of the Academy who became a highly decorated WWII hero. The crossed rifles are a reference to the drill team and the red canton charged with a cross show a close affiliation with the United Church of Christ.
The shoulder loop insignia originally authorized 2 February 1965 was amended 4 December 2001 to update the description. It was amended 12 December 2001 to restrict wear to members of the Gearing Rifles Drill Team only.