A gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall consisting of three horizontal wavy blue bars between a gold demi-sun at the top and a light green mound in base all surmounted vertically by a red ragged staff, and saltirewise by two gold spears, and arced around base from the spear heads, passing over the ferrules of the spear staffs, a green scroll inscribed ďFLYING STEELĒ in gold letters.
Green and gold (yellow) are the colors used for the Military Police Corps. Scarlet and gold allude to the unitís origin as Artillery and blue refers to the unitís Infantry assignment at that time. The sun symbolizes knowledge and vigilance and a spear is emblematic of leadership, protection and guidance; together they represent the overall mission and capabilities of the organization. The sun, spears, green mound and wavy blue bars, the latter a symbol for water, were suggested by the Great Seal of the State of California and refer to the allocation of the organization. The design also suggests the bay area of San Francisco, and alludes to San Mateo, California, the unitís home.
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 23 April 1976.