A silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a silver two horned Viking helmet charged with a silver star on a blue disc, resting on the curved blades of two crossed silver Viking lances, one facing right the other facing left, all on a blue targe (Viking shield) with a red border, in base a silver scroll bearing the inscription "FUROR VIKINGORUM" in blue letters.
The Viking helmet, symbolizing the ability to resist, is also a part of the unit's shoulder sleeve insignia. The silver star represents the "Star of the North" that appears in the Minnesota State seal. The two crossed Viking lances allude to the power of the 47th Infantry Division to protect and defend. The Viking targe, with its sword breaking rings, was used by the foot soldiers of the period, symbolizing fearlessness, and bravery especially in battle. The red border refers to endless courage. Blue is the color used by the Infantry. The motto translates to "Fury of the Vikings" or "Vikings Fury."
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 22 August 1967.