Shoulder Sleeve Insignia (SSI)
The Eastern Kentucky University SROTC program had its SSI authorized on June 25, 1974 by the Institute of Heraldry. SROTC cadets are authorized to wear school specific patches on the right sleeve of the Army Combat Uniform, traditionally reserved for Soldiers who earn ‘combat badges’. SROTC patches are authorized in Army Regulation 145-1, Chapter 4-6.
The EKU Army ROTC SSI is a shield shaped item with an arched scroll attached above the shield, consisting of a white shield edged with a maroon border, on a maroon mound below a green area, in base surmounting white clouds edged light blue, overall in the vertical center the maroon silhouette of a frontiersman with a rifle. The frontiersman is representative of Daniel Boone who spent a large portion of his life exploring Kentucky. The mountains and clouds represent the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains that are visible from campus. Attached above the shield a white arched scroll edged with a maroon border, inscribed "EASTERN" in maroon letters.