University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL
Shoulder Loop Insignia
A Gold colored metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Per bend Azure and Vert, a nautilus shell Argent. Attached below the shield a Gold metal scroll inscribed “WEST FLORIDA” in Black letters.
Blue and green are the colors of the university. The nautilus shell alludes to both the school’s location near the sea its nickname, “Argonauts”. The Argonauts were mythological seamen and the literal Greek translation of “nautilus” is “sailor”.
The shoulder loop insignia was approved on 20 December 1989.