A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: "Between a cross fillet Sanguine (Burgundy), in the first a torch enflamed bendwise sinister surmounted by a winged foot, in the second a mask of tragedy and comedy superimposed on the sinister base of a lyre, in the third a unfurled scroll surmounted by a quill pen bendwise sinister, in the fourth hands conjoined all Argent (Silver Gray)." Attached below the shield, a Black tri-parted scroll inscribed "H", "MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS" and "S" all in Silver letters.
Burgundy, black and silver are the school colors. Burgundy represents patriotism a great attribute the cadets have for their country. Black alludes to might; a virtue the cadets seek to achieve in everything they do. Silver symbolizes perfection a trait the cadets strive to achieve every day. Represented on the shield are the images of athletic excellence, fine arts, academic excellence and service to the community respectively.
The shoulder loop insignia was authorized 4 October 2011.