Awarded to regimental, batallion and company commanders as well as to chiefs of regimental staffs for initiatives displayed during military operations causing great loss to the enemy as a result of a sudden and audacious attack.
The badge, entirely made of silver consists of a pentagonal star with radiating beams between the points. The disc in the center is of white enamel surrounded by a wreath of laurel and oak, at the bottom a red banner is woven into the wreath. On the disc is an image in silver relief of Michael Kutuzov with a Kremlin tower in the background, the tower ending in a red star. The image is flanked by the inscription Michael Kutuzov, in Cyrillic on a white band bordered in silver.
Two types are known. The early 1st Type hung on a small suspension. The 2nd Type soon replaced the 1st Type and has a screwback. The 3rd Class was made out of one part.