A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in diameter displaying a red circular designation band bearing the inscription "RIDGE VIEW" at top and "ACADEMY" at the bottom all in Silver Gray letters, surrounding two laurel branches Vert, a mountain range to chief Silver Gray, and at center a shield blazoned: Argent, three pallets Gules surmounted by a rams head caboshed Sable, edged and garnished Silver Gray, in chief saltire-wise a musket and sword of the last.
The mountain range represents the landscape of Colorado, the location of Ridge View Academy. The three peaks of the range denote the three fundamentals of being a cadet in the Ram Battalion: citizenship, leadership, and individual responsibility. The sword further symbolizes leadership and the desire, discipline, and courage to lead. The musket denotes the vigilance to maintain excellence in all aspects of school, community, and family life. The two laurel branches represent knowledge and continuing education.
The shoulder loop insignia was authorized 5 July 2011.