A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield in the shape of an arrowhead blazoned: Azure, a disk Argent, on a fess cotised bearing eight conjoined lozenges between four plates each charged with a cross pattee throughout and overall a stylized eagle displayed wings inverted, the disk is entoured by twelve beaded eagle feathers all of the second. Attached below the shield is a Blue scroll inscribed "DESERT SHIELDS" in base metal letters.
Blue and tan are the school's colors. The Cheyenne American Indian war shield is the school's mascot and represents protection from the enemy's weapon's and was believed to have magical properties. The arrowhead symbolizes alertness while the stylized bird alludes to the sacred bearer of unlimited happiness. The four round shapes refer to the four stages of life: infancy, youth, middle, and old age. The circle was an important symbol to the Cheyenne in spiritual, social, and political life. The feathers portray acts of courage and bravery and are believed to have the powerful medicine of the Great Spirit. The school motto is "DESERT SHIELDS".
The shoulder loop insignia was authorized 23 March 2011.