On a shield-shaped embroidered item 3 1/4 inches (8.26 cm) in height and 2 3/4 inches (6.99 cm) in width overall blazoned as follows: Sable, issuing from base a demi-sphere Celeste gridlined of the first, surmounted by a key fesswise wards to sinister and downwards Or, in chief a pair of lightning bolts chevronwise points to base Argent, issuing from a spearhead erect Gris; bearing a torch of the third enflamed Proper, all within a diminished bordure Or.
The gridlined sphere expresses the worldwide reach of the Group. The key illustrates the ability to overcome obstacles, as well as being a symbol of military intelligence. The lightning bolts represent speed in responding to the needs of the mission; their symmetry is a reflection of precision and balance between being Soldiers as well as assets to the agency. The spearhead alludes to the frontline and driving force of the intelligence mission. The torch symbolizes the everlasting desire to better the mission capabilities as well as illumination of knowledge and skills.
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 9 October 2015. (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-1106)