On a gold metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inch (2.86 cm) in height, consisting of a white disc with a blue diamond horizontal across the base, surmounted vertically by a black torch inflamed red and charged to center with five black cannonballs stacked three, two, and one, on its left a rice plant, and its right a white feather between the diamond and cannonballs, overall in base a black scroll inscribed "ARKANSAS STATE" in gold letters.
The school colors are red, white and black. The torch symbolizes knowledge and the ability to lead in a constantly changing operational environment. The diamond signifies the great state of Arkansas. The six round shots stacked allude to the foundations of the unit, field artillery, commissioning officers from 1936 to 1952. The rice plant represents the beginnings of Arkansas State College as an agricultural college and signifies the large annual rice harvest produced in the Arkansas delta region. The single feather represents the Osage Nation American Indians once inhabited the area where the college is today.
The shoulder loop insignia was authorized 27 October 2009.