Military Rank Insignias




 
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January 29th, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 

Topic: Military Rank Insignias


Okay let's post some rank insignias from around the world.

I'll kick off with Japan's Ground Self Defense Force. It's from my own photo bucket so I can just show the entire picture here, right?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...pan_army-1.gif

Admin edit: I've changed it into a link. It's a bit easier to view the thread for visitors using dial-up and/or low screen resolution now..
January 31st, 2005  
MadeInChina
 
well, i know that colonel controls regiments

according to logic guess, major general controls brigade? lieutant general controls divisions, and chief of staff ground controls corps??

what happened to colonel general and field marshal
January 31st, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
Is that a subtle brag?
Most countires in the world do not field militaries large enough to make Colonel Generals or Field Marshals neccessary.
Basically when such a role ever comes up, a four star general takes up the assignment. At the end of World War II, some American generals were given five stars, but apparently this was because they had to deal with a lot of Soviet and European counterparts who held ranks that exceeded any American rank. So it was really politics.
The Japanese Self Defense Force is hardly big enough to require a five star general for any practical reason.
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January 31st, 2005  
11bravo8387
 
Here's some for everybody.

January 31st, 2005  
SHERMAN
 
 
hmmm...its not really a military discussion. but oh well, we will keep it here for now.

http://www1.idf.il/DOVER/site/mainpa...2&bScope=False
January 31st, 2005  
Redleg
 
 
Norwegian Defense Forces:
(all branches)
http://www.mil.no/multimedia/archive...sti_17915a.pdf

And US military Rank insignia:
http://www.military-quotes.com/military-rank.htm
Air Force Ranks
Army Ranks
Marine Corps Ranks
Navy Ranks

January 31st, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
Thank you 11Bravo for the Korea ranks. I'll be wearing some pretty soon.
Redleg, the link to the norwegian one desn't seem to work.
Sherman, are there any rank tags under corporal in Israel?
January 31st, 2005  
SHERMAN
 
 
Well, there is the lowest rank- Private, but it is not worn. It used to be worn and it was just like the corpral, but had one stripe instead of 2.
January 31st, 2005  
Redleg
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by the_13th_redneck
Redleg, the link to the norwegian one desn't seem to work.
Works now, it was missing a .pdf at the end..