A silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height consisting of a silver sunburst within an oriental blue oval (with axis vertical) inscribed, "EYES OF THE PACIFIC," in silver letters, overall a diagonal red lightning bolt from lower left to upper right superimposed by a silver knight's helmet crested with a griffin's head in shades of light brown.
Oriental blue and silver gray/silver are the colors traditionally associated with Military Intelligence units. The griffin, a mythical beast, with keen eyesight and acute hearing, symbolizes constant vigilance. The helmet with the visor closed connotes covert capabilities as well as military preparedness. The sunburst symbolizes knowledge and truth; the lightning bolt underscores electronic communications, speed and accuracy.
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 18 April 1989.