A shield shaped item with a arced scroll attached above the shield, the overall dimensions are device 3 1/4 inches (8.26 cm) in height and 2 1/4 inches (5.72 cm) in width, the shield base white edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) blue border on which is a blue horizontal band, overall a white tiger springing forward in perspective detailed blue; on a white arced scroll edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) blue border, the inscription “JACKSON STATE” in blue letters 5/16 inch (.79 cm) in height.
Blue and white (silver) are the colors of Jackson State University. The tiger is representative of the mascot of the University and reflects the spirit and determination of the cadets in academic, physical and military endeavors.
The shoulder sleeve insignia was authorized 23 April 1974 currently amended to update the manufacturing drawing on 4 March 2014. (TIOH Drawing Number A-10S-218)