A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield shape blazoned: Argent, the head of a cardinal bird erased, facing sinister, Proper, overall a bordure Gules. Attached below the shield, a silver tripartite scroll inscribed "LEADERSHIP, DISCIPLINE, EXCELLENCE" in black letters.
Red, black, and white (silver) are the school colors. Red embodies the spirit of the Cardinal Battalion, black represents determination, and white is for the honor of being a cadet in the Army Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps. The Cardinal is the school's mascot and symbolizes loyalty and grace.
The shoulder loop insignia was originally authorized 14 June 1976. It was cancelled due to a new design, updated description and symbolism and approved on 7 January 2013.