The LANDCOM insignia is the official symbol of the command. The patch is the shape of a shield, which signifies the protection and safety NATO land forces provide to the Alliance and strategic partners around globe. The green background represents the terrain on which Soldiers fight: Land. At the top of the green field is the NATO star, identifying LANDCOM as a NATO headquarters. Below the NATO star are two bayonets, symbolizing the most common tool in the Soldier's arsenal across all nations and generations of wartime weaponry.