On a black vertical rectangular arched convexly at top and bottom edged with an 1/8 inch (.32) red border two red axes in saltire, blades silver gray and tips white, detailed black and hanging from each axe a feather white, silver gray and detailed black. Attached above the rectangle a black scroll edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) red border inscribed “SOUTH VIGO” in white letters. Attached below the rectangle, a black scroll edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) red border inscribed “BRAVES” in white letters. The overall dimensions are 3 1/2 inches (8.89 cm) in height and 2 1/2 inches (6.35 cm in width.
Red, white, and black are the school colors. The red axes symbolize courage and allude to the school’s mascot, the Brave. The white and silver gray blades represent the honor associated with being a cadet in the Braves Battalion. Black is symbolic of fierce determination. The feathers that hang from each axe denote the knowledge earned at South Vigo High.
The shoulder sleeve was authorized on 27 November 2013. (TIOH Drawing Number A-10J-1076)