A four-pointed star, one point up, 2 3/8 inches (6.03 cm) in diameter, divided per saltire and per cross white and red, all within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) army green border.
The four points of the star alludes to the number "4" and the white and red alternating segments allude to the number "8." The design therefore, suggests the number of the Division.
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 16 February 1949. (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-112)