The central figure of the sleeve patch is the State Emblem of the USSR, which is the hammer and sickle on the background of the globe, in the sun beams, and framed by ears. At the top of the emblem there is a five-pointed star.
The hammer and sickle, the sun and the ears are golden, the water surface of the globe is blue, the ribbon framing the ears and the star are red.
The inscription at the top of the sleeve patch reads: “The Armed Forces of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.”
Below is a stylized image of a laurel wreath.
The inscriptions on the National Emblem of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics “Proletarians of all countries, unite!” in the languages of the Union republics appear on the ribbon framing the ears in the following order: at the bottom in the center – Russian, from bottom to top on the left side – Ukrainian, Uzbek, Georgian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Tajik, Turkmen, on the right side – Belarusian, Kazakh, Azerbaijani, Moldavian, Kyrgyz, Armenian, Estonian.