Ecuador - Fuerza Aérea Ecuatoriana - FAE
The rank structure of the armed forces generally conformed to that used in the United States, except that Ecuador did not employ all of the ranks found in the United States military. The army and air force had nine officer ranks ranging from second lieutenant to general. Air force enlistees had seven grades ranging from airman to chief master sergeant. Rank insignia for officers of the army and air force were a series of five-pointed stars on shoulder boards. Insignia for general, lieutenant general, and major general consisted of four, three, and two gold stars, respectively, with gold-braided borders and the national crest. Field-grade officers wore gold stars, and company-grade officers wore silver stars on shoulder boards. Army and air force enlisted personnel wore red and yellow stripes, respectively.
The three services had dress, semi-dress, service, and field uniforms for officers and dress, service, and field uniforms for enlisted personnel. Air force winter service uniforms were light blue. The armed forces also had summer uniforms.
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