Description: Upon a five pointed white star whose points lie in the circumference of an imaginary circle 3 1/2 inches (8.89 cm) in diameter an Indian's head with war bonnet in profile, face red, bonnet blue with outline of feathers in blue. The star to be superimposed upon a black shield, of dimensions such that the points of the star shall lie at a distance of 1/8 inch (.32 cm) from the perimeter.
Symbolism: The star has played an important part in our history from the days of the Colonies to the present time. The Indian signifies the first and original American. These devices were originally established by the division to use as vehicle markings and to identify the vehicles as all American.
Background: The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally authorized for the 2nd Division on 6 November 1918 and officially announced by The Adjutant General letter dated 21 June 1922. It was amended to correct the description on 7 November 1927. The insignia was redesignated for the 2nd Infantry Division effective 1 August 1942, and amended to change the dimensions