A silver color metal and enamel oval device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall consisting of a blue background nebuly of four at the top, on which is a silver parachute, with three areas between the shroud lines red, the parachute surmounted in base by a wavy horizontal silver scroll extending over the sinister edge of the oval, the scroll inscribed "SUBSIDIUM," and a silver arched scroll forming the base of the oval inscribed "SINE QUA NON" all in blue letters.
The nebuly, an heraldic symbol for clouds, refers to the sky with its unlimited range. The parachute alludes to the airborne support mission of the organization. The red background is indicative of danger and courage.
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 17 February 1969.