A silver color metal and enamel device, 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) overall consisting of three black mountains, the center snow-capped and issuing a cloud of white smoke between two white sugar cane stalks, all resting on a wavy blue base: over all at center a silver arcing scroll inscribed "VIKING PRIDE."
The wavy base represents Hilo Bay, the location of the city of Hilo and the school. It also reflects the school's Viking mascot and alludes to the seafaring people of the locale. The center mountain denotes a volcano, a prominent feature on the island of Hawaii. The sugar cane stands for the local economy and alludes to the civic pride of the cadets.
The shoulder loop insignia was authorized 9 March 1994.