MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY SROTC, CAMBRIDGE, MA
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia
A gray shield-shaped device with a gray horizontal scroll attached above the shied, all edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) crimson border, the overall dimensions 3 1/2 inches (8.89 cm) in height and 2 1/2 inches (6.35 cm) in width; on the shield a crimson open book in perspective superimposed over a crimson vertical sword with blade up, the book surmounted by a gray pedestal; on the gray scroll the letters “M I T” in crimson letters 5/16 inch (.79 cm) in height.
Crimson and gray are the colors of the Institute. The pedestal is taken from the seal of the University. The open book alludes to knowledge, both academic and technical. The sword is indicative of the military and leadership.
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally authorized 3 January 1931. A new design was authorized on 4 December 1980.
Shoulder Loop Insignia
A gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/32 inches (2.78 cm) in height overall, the shield vertically divided with maroon enamel to the viewer’s left and gray enamel to the viewer’s right, centered overall the seal of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in gold relief.
The shoulder loop insignia was originally authorized 3 January 1931. It was amended to update the description on 29 August 1990.