The commemorative pin badge of goldish metal with enamel is made in the form of a laurel wreath imposed over a ruby cross with extending cut blades: diamond-shaped vertically and concave ends horizontally. In the center of the cross there is a relief image of Russian coat of arms.
At the left and the right of the cross the laurel wreath is intertwined with a ribbon of the colors of the national flag which ends fall to the wreath basis. At the top of the wreath there is a black figured ribbon with a relief goldish inscription: “PARTICIPANT OF COMBAT OPERATIONS”.
On the back of the commemorative badge there is a screw for fastening it to the military uniform.
The Russian coat of arms – is the symbol of belonging to civil service: a golden double-headed eagle with raised wings, holding the scepter and orb and topped with two small crowns and a large one over them, which are interconnected with a ribbon. On the eagle’s chest there is a a red shield with a convex border and the image of St. George in armor, a cloak and a helmet, riding a horse and spearing an overturned dragon.
The ruby cross indicates the historical link of times and glorious fighting traditions of the Russian army, symbolizes protection of the Homeland and Orthodoxy.
The ruby color symbolizes force and courage, it is a traditional color of military uniform of the Land Forces.
The three-colored ribbon on the wreath symbolizes: white – peace, chastity and purity; blue – belief, loyalty and truth; red – constancy, energy, force, courage and blood shed for the Fatherland.
Laurel wreath is the symbol of fidelity to the call of duty, valor and glory.