On a Oriental Blue shield 2 9/16 inches (6.51 cm) in width at top and 2 3/16 inches (5.56 cm) in width at base and 3 1/2 inches (8.89 cm) in height overall, blazoned as follows: Celeste (Oriental Blue), a sword fesswise Or (Golden Yellow), point upward throughout, the hand guard, hilt and pommel as a stylized key, surmounted by a key, wards upward to sinister and lightning bolt in saltire all of the second, overall in fess point, a pentagon of the second, edged of the first, bearing a chess knight Sable; all within a Golden Yellow 1/8 inch (.32 cm) border.
Oriental blue is the primary color traditionally used by Military Intelligence units. The sword represents military readiness; with the key-shaped hilt, hand guard and pommel, allude to control. The key symbolizes security and support functions. The lightning bolt signifies speed to provide electronic communications. The shape of the shield pays homage to the Military Intelligence Readiness Command unit patch. The chess knight signifies covert capabilities.
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved effective 16 September 2015. (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-1097)