On a dark blue shield 3 1/2 inches (8.89 cm) in height and 2 7/8 inches (7.30 cm) in width overall with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) white border, an American bald eagle, yellow with a white head beaked yellow, grasping three arrows of the same in its talons, all between three white five-pointed stars, two above and one in base.
The eagle is taken from the Great Seal of the United States and the seal of the Selective Service System. The three arrows represent the following: The first arrow represents manpower from the regular military force; the second arrow represents manpower from the reserve components; and the third arrow represents conscripted manpower from the Selective Service System used to augment the force when required. The white stars represent the three components of the Army assigned to the Selective Service System: the Regular Army, Army National Guard and Army Reserve. Blue and yellow gold are the traditional colors of the Selective Service System.
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 19 February 1988. (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-737)