A silver color metal and enamel shield and scroll 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height blazoned as follows: Per bend Argent and Azure, in chief the head of a wildcat couped of the last, in base a mullet of the first. Attached below the shield a Silver scroll inscribed "DISCO- DUCO-EXCELLO." in Dark Blue letters.
Blue and white are the colors of the University of Kentucky. The diagonal division indicates joining of the old and new. The wildcat profile derived from the nickname for the athletic teams of the University, indicated the bold, courageous, aggressive and determined spirit of the ROTC Cadet Brigade. The star alludes to the aspiration for achievement in the future coupled with honor for past traditions. It also represents the steady guidance and influence of the Community Colleges, an integral part of the University system and the Army ROTC Cadet Corps. The white star on a blue background is indicative of the U.S. Military and defense.
The shoulder loop insignia was authorized 23 March 1968.