A silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in height overall consisting of a vertical silver unsheathed sword, point down, its grip clasped by the listening appendages of a silver stethoscope and the tube surmounting the blade, all in front of two silver entwined snakes, their heads encircling and surmounting the upper sections of the stethoscope. In base a maroon scroll inscribed “SUPPORT THE LINE” in silver.
Maroon and white are colors traditionally associated with the Medical Corps. The stethoscope, a basic tool of physicians, suspended from a sword symbolizes the military medical mission of the Battalion. The serpents allude to the great heritage of medicine and healing.
The distinctive unit insignia was approved 12 June 1967. It was amended to revise the description and symbolism on 29 October 1993.