The commemorative badge is awarded to those who served in the Marine Corps of the Northern Fleet of Russia for at least one year.
It is given for exemplary performance of the military duty, personal contribution to the maintenance of the combat readiness, achievement of high professional level.
The chest pin badge (decoration) is made of a goldish metal with enamel, in the form of a stylized eight-pointed star on which there is a red Greek cross with expanding straight ends. In the centre of the cross there is a round medallion with an image of a dolphin.
The medallion is framed with a wreath of laurel and oak leaves, interwoven by a ribbon with the colours of the national flag. On the top blade of the cross there is a relief emblem of the Russian Armed Forces. In the lower part of the cross there are two crossed swords with the edges upward.