The Order is made of metal with enamel and gilt, in the form of an eight-pointed star, formed by two superposed four-pointed (rhombus) stars. Each of them consists of 32 beams coming from the centre of the sun.
In the middle of the star there is an additional medallion with a rim and a relief emblem of the Russian Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU). On the rim of the emblem there is a golden-lettered inscription: in the white field – “MILITARY INTELLIGENCE”, in the red field on the figured ribbon – “RUSSIA”.
On the reverse side the pin badge has a screw with a nut for fastening it to the military uniform.
The black bat with outstretched webbed wings on the background of the stylised image of the Globe with parallels and meridians is the emblem of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces.
The Globe symbolizes the unity and the international nature of the tasks performed.