R.O.T.C. Cadet Command
8 April 1986 - Current.
The shield symbolizes the army mission of national defense
and is divided into quarters to represent the four traditional
military-science courses comprising Senior ROTC curriculum.
The sword signifies courage, gallantry, and self-sacrifice
intrinsic to the profession of arms. The lamp denotes the
pursuit of knowledge, higher learning, and the partnership
of Army ROTC with American colleges and universities.
The Greek helmet is symbolic of the ancient-civilization
concept of the warrior scholar. The motto "Leadership Excellence"
expresses the ultimate responsibility to the nation. The tab with
the inscription "Ranger Challenge" denotes a special award in
competition for successfully completing the Ranger Challenge course.
Authorized for wear by personnel (less SROTC cadets) assigned to the
United States Army ROTC Cadet Command. The insignia was approved for
wear by cadets effective during the 1987 - 1988 school year