The Leadership/Excellence Patch
THE LAMP denotes the pursuit of knowledge, higher learning, and the partnership of Army ROTC with American colleges and universities.
THE SWORD signifies courage, gallantry, and self-sacrifice intrinsic to the profession of arms.
THE HELMET is symbolic of the ancient civilization concept of the warrior scholar. The shield (patch) symbolizes the Army mission of national defense and is divided into quarters representing the four traditional Military Science courses comprising the Senior ROTC curriculum.
The motto "Leadership Excellence" expresses the ultimate responsibility of Army ROTC in the discharge of its moral responsibility to the Nation.