On a teal blue shield with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) yellow border, 3 inches (7.62 cm) in height and 2 1/4 inches (5.72 cm) in width overall, a yellow lightning flash striking from upper dexter to sinister base, surmounted by a scarlet perpendicular guided missile. Worn 1/16 inch (.16 cm) above the shoulder sleeve insignia, a teal blue arc tab with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) yellow border, 11/16 inch (1.75 cm) in height and 2 1/4 inches (5.72 cm) in width overall, bearing the Arabic numeral “3,” 5/16 inch (.79 cm) in height between two dashes, all yellow.
The mission of the command is symbolized by the missile and the lightning suggests readiness and retaliatory speed. The tab contains the numerical designation of the command.
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 15 January 1958. (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-377)