The symbol of military commissariats is the golden flaming sword of Michael the Archangel – the patron saint of the Russian Army, and, above it, a fragment of the urban heraldic crown – the attribute of local (regional) command, denoting the main purpose of military commissioners – ensuring national defense.
The red background of the patch symbolizes strength and courage, is the traditional color of the cloth of the ground troops uniform.
The stylized image of an oak wreath is a symbol of the importance of the tasks performed.
The main tasks of the military commissariat are training and mobilizing reservists in wartime; preparation of youth for military service; performing for mandatory conscription and conducting military training exercises; organization of taking citizens to the contract service.
The motto of the military commissariat could be the gospel saying: “For all who take the sword will perish by the sword” (Matthew 26:52).