Claremont McKENNA COLLEGE SROTC, CLAREMONT, CA
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia
On a maroon shield edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) white border a silver gray sword point up bendwise between a white open book bendwise sinister in chief and a silver gray mountain range of two peaks issuant from base each peak snow capped white. Attached above the shield a silver gray scroll edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) white border and inscribed “CLAREMONT MCKENNA” in maroon.
Maroon and white are the colors of the university. The sword represents the cadets’ courage, honor and self sacrifice. The open book symbolizes education and knowledge. The mountains signify the cadets’ dedication to school, community and country.
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally authorized 7 March 1985. It was amended to change the design and update the description and symbolism of the new design on 1 July 1997. (TIOH Drawing Number A-10S-143)
Shoulder Loop Insignia
A silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Sanguine, a mountain range of two peaks issuant from base below a mullet Argent. Attached below the shield, a Black scroll inscribed “DEDICATED TO LEAD” in Silver letters.
Maroon and white are the school colors. The star represents the North Star, a celestial reference point, symbolizes the cadets’ education as a focal point for future direction and purpose. The mountains suggest Mount Baldy and the surrounding locale of the school in the Inland Valley Region of Southern California.
The shoulder loop insignia was originally authorized 16 October 1975. It was amended to change the design and update the description and symbolism of the new design on 1July 1997.